The Bombay High Court on Monday decided to extend all interim orders passed by the High Court and subordinate courts till July 15.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated observed-
"The lockdown is still on. Complete access to justice is yet at a distance. Having regard to the prevailing situation, in exercise of powers inherent in the High Court and to serve the ends of justice, the order dated March 26, 2020, since extended by an order dated April 15, 2020 and operative till today, is continued and it shall be in operation till July 15, 2020, if not directed otherwise in the meanwhile."
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni, Chairman of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa Subhash Ghatge, President of Bombay Bar Association Milind Sathe, MCGM Commissioner Iqbal Chahal and President of Bombay Incorporated Law Society Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla were all present when the decision was taken.
Court also clarified that liberty is reserved for a party to apply for vacating the interim order by making an application before the appropriate Court. Also, any order or decree for eviction/dispossession/demolition which has been passed by any court/tribunal/authority subsequent to the order dated March 26, 2020, shall also remain in abeyance till July 15, 2020, unless directed otherwise.
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