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COVID-19: Gauhati High Court Further Extends Interim Orders Till July 19

Nupur Thapliyal
15 July 2021 12:01 PM GMT
COVID-19: Gauhati High Court Further Extends Interim Orders Till July 19
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The full bench of the Gauhati High Court on Thursday further extended all interim orders passed by the High Court and all other subordinate Courts and Tribunals till July 19.Full Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justices N. Kotiswar Singh and Manash Ranjan Pathak was dealing with the suo moto PIL instituted by the Court owing to the daily surge of cases during the...

The full bench of the Gauhati High Court on Thursday further extended all interim orders passed by the High Court and all other subordinate Courts and Tribunals till July 19.

Full Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justices N. Kotiswar Singh and Manash Ranjan Pathak was dealing with the suo moto PIL instituted by the Court owing to the daily surge of cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The interim order passed on 10.05.2021 is extended till the next date of listing." the Court ordered.

The development came after the Court adjourned the matter till July 19 on the submission made by the Advocate General regarding the covid 19 situation in all districts in the State of Assam.

It was submitted before the Court that since a new SOP might be coming up in a few days, it will be better for the Court to adjourn the matter.

Earlier, the Court on June 25 extended all interim orders passed by the High Court and all other subordinate Courts and Tribunals till July 14.

The Court had earlier further extended its previous orders dated May 10, May 31 and June 14 wherein it had extended the interim orders passed by it, its outlying Benches and other subordinate Courts and Tribunals.

The Court had directed that in all matters where interim orders of this Court and of the Courts and Tribunals subordinate to it were in force till April 19; 2021, but have expired since then or are likely to expire by June 01; 2021, such orders shall unconditionally stand extended, and/ or deemed to have been extended till June 01;2021. This shall include all such orders of the Outlying Benches and the Courts and Tribunals subordinate therein.

The bench had also clarified that this shall be subject to any order on vacation of stay which may be passed in an individual case in an extremely exceptional situation for which the litigants and parties may approach the concerned Court.

"We are conscious of the fact that many of the sureties which have been given for the interim bails, in different cases in the State, would technically be for a limited period only. However, since we have already extended the bail orders initially till 01.06.2021 and now till 15.06.2021, automatically these sureties will also stand extended. All the same, the implication of such an extension and other aspects related to it will be examined by this Court on the next date of listing i.e. 14.06.2021." the Court had directed earlier.

The Court will now hear the matter on July 19.

Title: PIL(Suo Moto)/3/2021

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