Covid-19: SC to take up urgent cases only, rest to be heard via VC

By IndianMandarins- 23 Mar 2020


Chief Justice of India (CJI)  Sharad Arvind Bobde has decided that the Supreme Court will hear only “extremely urgent” cases in the coming week, while ruling out complete shutdown of the apex court. Only one bench will be available to take care of judicial work. And if necessary, it will sit on Wednesday for important proceedings.

According to CJI, a Bench of two Judges, as may be necessary to hear extremely urgent cases, will be available to transact judicial work. At the same time, he told that there will be a facility to conduct hearings through video conferencing. Towards that end, rooms with requisite facilities for this purpose will be made available according to the convenience of  lawyers

Further, in order to get the case listed before the bench, the advocate concerned should indicate the extreme urgency of the matter in writing before the bench.

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