Another HC bench formed for hearing cases virtually during holidays

Another High Court bench has been formed for holding virtual hearings during the ongoing general holiday announced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

 

Justice JBM Hassan will led the bench, said a circular issued by the Registrar General of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

 

The bench has been formed as per the directives of Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.

 

Earlier on Sunday, the High Court formed three separate benches for the virtual hearing.

 

On April 26, a full-court meeting, led by the Chief Justice, was held through a videoconference, where a decision was taken to remove all legal obstacles for conducting virtual court.

 

An ordinance was promulgated on Sunday allowing courts to run trial proceedings through videoconference and other digital facilities. President Abdul Hamid promulgated the ordinance.

 

Later, the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs issued a gazette notification, saying that it will take immediate effect.

 

The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the draft of an ordinance to pave the way for courts to run trial proceedings through videoconference and other digital means using the information technology.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh