Amid coronavirus threat, hearings of urgent cases to take place at residence of judge, during which arguments would be heard through e-mode or video-conferencing
Agartala: With the decision of the state government to lock down the state, the High Court of Tripura has also ordered to completely shut down its registry and premises as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus.
A press release, issued by registrar general Data Mohan Jamatia on Tuesday, informed that for the cases that can’t wait, concerned lawyers can contact the registrar general or the registrar (judicial) on their mobile phone numbers.
The registrar general or registrar (judicial) shall get in touch with the judges of the high court, who on that particular day is assigned for taking up urgent judicial work, over phone.
“The pleadings would be transmitted to judges through emails as far as possible in such cases. Hearings of these urgent cases would take place at the residence of the Judge, during which arguments would be heard through electronic mode or video-conferencing,” the press release informed.
For district courts and family courts, hearings would be permitted only for urgent cases. For such cases, one judge of each cadre like district judge, civil judge, judicial magistrate, family court judge would remain at their residences on call.
“Entry in the district court campus would be completely restricted only for the concerned lawyers or the police authorities and immediate litigants. “…Likewise, the relatives of the accused or the litigant shall not be permitted except for the purpose of providing bail bonds for the accused who might have been granted bail,” the statement reads.