The Karnataka High Court has conducted 270 sessions of virtual court sittings via video conferencing and heard a total of 1,758 cases between March 26 to June 6. Total number of 532 cases were disposed of by the HC, during the lockdown period.
A press note issued by the court giving statistics of the cases heard during the lockdown period states that 987 cases were disposed off in virtual court sittings and 1,237 cases were accepted via e-filing mode, across the three benches of the high court.
At the Principal bench in Bengaluru, 40 virtual court sittings were held between June 1 to June 6 in which 355 cases were heard.
The data also reveals that a total of 1677 cases were heard at the Principal seat of the high court at Bengaluru as the benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi started functioning later. From June 1, to June 6, at the Dharwad bench of the high court, 15 sessions were conducted at the Kalaburagi bench, six hearings were conducted.