Bombay High Court extends the date of interim orders by 9 July 2021

Bombay High Court law insider
Bombay High Court law insider

Queency Jain

The Bombay High Court, considering the second wave of Covid-19 and its adverse effect, has extended the date of interim orders passed by the Court, Subordinate Courts and tribunals that fall under their jurisdiction, till 9 July 2019.

The order was passed in a suo moto writ petition by a full Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justices AA Sayed, SS ShindeandPB Varale.

After examining the order of Maharashtra Government, the administrative committee was in favour of the order and directed to carry on the virtual hearings of the Court at Aurangabad, Nagpur and Goa.

Considering the fact that the physical hearings of the Courts will not be possible in the present time, the Court directed to suspend the orders pertaining to eviction, demolition or dispossession, by any Court or authorities, till 9 July.

The Court further showed concern on the incident where a building collapsed in the State, leading to death of various lives, and the authorities blamed Court for the same.

Sympathizing towards the incident, the Court clarified its previous order dated 16 April that if any authority finds it urgent to demolish a building in fear of collapsing of the same,  the authorities are free to approach division benches and take required orders to take action against the same.

Earlier, the Court has extended the orders till 30 June after the Maharashtra government passed an order namely “Break the Chain” which imposed restrictions under Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

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