In a case pertaining to a criminal writ petition, the Delhi High Court has directed the parties to record a video clip of 15 minutes of their oral arguments and submit the same to the court within one week.
Apart from this video clip of oral arguments, the Division Bench of Justice JR Midha and Justice Brijesh Sethi has also directed the parties to file brief note of submissions not exceeding three pages along with copies of relevant pages of relevant documents on record and the judgments on which they wish to rely with relevant portions duly highlighted.
The order has come in a criminal miscellaneous application moved by the Petitioner seeking an advancement in the date of hearing.
In addition to this, both the parties are also directed to file additional two page note to respond to the submissions of the opposite party along with additional video clip of ten minutes to respond to the submissions of the opposite party within one week thereafter.
After sharing the video clips and documents with each other, both the parties are supposed to submit a hard copy with the Court Master within the time stipulated.
This is one of the several cases in which the court has directed the parties to follow this novel procedure of recording and sharing of oral and documentary evidence.
This new procedure is mostly followed in miscellaneous applications filed under civil and criminal writ petitions.
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