The Tripura High Court on Friday extended the life all the interim orders, orders granting bail, parole, etc., passed by it and all the courts subordinate to it, that were subsisting as of March 20, up to April 30.
The court has also clarified that in case the extension of the interim orders causes undue hardship of any extreme nature to any party, they would be at liberty to seek appropriate relief.
The order has been passed by a special bench comprising of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S Talapatra, of its own motion, in view of the unprecedented situation caused due to the national lock down on account of COVID-19 pandemic.
While extending the subsistence of all the interim orders by a general direction, the bench observed,
"In number of cases the Courts may have passed interim orders before 20th March, 2020 which would operate till a particular date. If such orders are not extended, the same would automatically stand vacated. This would result into great hardship to the litigants since for want of hearing the interim order would stand automatically vacated."
To obviate such difficulties, the High Court has directed as under:
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