Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh:
The Allahabad High Court will operate from Monday in light of the increasing number of coronovirus cases in Uttar Pradesh and across the country.
Initially, 25 courts will be made functional for hearing through virtual mode, but may increase or decrease as per the existing workload (number of cases) and requirement, an official statement said.
“If necessary, the case files in physical form will also be kept in the court during the virtual hearing of the said case,” the statement said. Enter the High Court premises.
Filing of case, petition, application and other related documents through e-mode and physical form.
“The filing time will be up to 4 pm to clear the pendency and to ensure that a sufficient number of cases are referred to all courts,” he said.
In addition, it said that a 24/7 help-line would be operated to assist advocates in matters of filing, listing and other information related to their case.
In view of the increase in cases of COVID-19, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced new restrictions, including imposing nighttime curfew in districts and closure of schools by 30 April.
According to the order, districts with more than 100 daily cases or 500 active cases will be placed under night curfew.
In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, it was decided that at least one lakh RT-PCR tests will be conducted to identify those who have contracted the deadly disease.
There have been 15,353 new coronovirus cases in the last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh and the case load of the state has increased to 6,92,92. There are 71,241 active cases while the total recovery is reported to be 6,11,622.