Delhi High Court has adjourned hearing in a bail matter as the applicant's counsel could not come to the court due to the sealing of Delhi-Haryana border.
The counsel for the accused informed the court over a telephonic representation that he had to come to the court premises to avail the video conferencing facility as he does not have functional WiFi at home.
However, the said counsel stated, that he was unable to come to the court because he was not permitted to enter Delhi due to the sealing of Delhi-Haryana border.
Yesterday, Delhi High Court Bar Association requested the Delhi High Court to direct Delhi Police to allow lawyers living in NCR region (Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad) to freely move in and out of Delhi.
While addressing a letter to the Delhi High Court, DHCBA President Mohit Mathur had said that the lawyers should be allowed free movement in and out of Delhi upon producing valid identity card issued by the court, or any Bar Association/Bar Council that the advocate is enrolled with.
The request is made on behalf of all those lawyers who live in these NCR regions and are unable to get access to files, commentaries, and other documents which are kept in their offices in Delhi, due to the sealing of the borders.
Most of these lawyers do not have video conferencing facilities in their residences to effectively participate in hearings.
The Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta will now take up the matter on May 08.