Validity of bail and interim court orders extended by two weeks
The High Court has extended the validity of all its bail and interim court orders by two more weeks, in light of the current lockdown.
A notification was issued in this regard by the registrar's office of the High Court Division on Sunday, reports Bangla Tribune.
The notification said: “In cases where the accused has been granted bail for a specified period or in cases where bail has been granted from the High Court to a lower court on condition of surrender within a specified period or in cases where an interim order has been issued for a specified period, validity of bails and all types of interim orders in those cases has been extended by the next two weeks.”
A similar notification had been issued on April 5 as well.
It may be recalled that on April 11, the court administration had issued a notice saying: “Courts and tribunals will have to conduct proceedings for the disposal of bail pleas and urgent criminal applications through virtual presence from April 12 until further orders are issued, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.”