COVID-19: Working hours of courts curtailed in 5 Maharashtra districts

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COVID-19: Working hours of courts curtailed in 5 Maharashtra districts

Within the wake of curbs imposed by the Maharashtra authorities in Amravati, Yavatmal and another locations attributable to a spike in day by day COVID-19 circumstances, working hours of all subordinate courts in 5 districts will likely be restricted until additional discover. As per a discover issued by the Bombay Excessive Courtroom’s registrar on Tuesday, the Administrative Choose’s Committee has determined that from Wednesday, the judicial working hours in Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Akola and Washim districts will likely be restricted to 5 hours a day.

The courts in these districts will operate in two shifts of two-and-a-half hours every — from 10.30 am to1 pm and 1.30 pm to four pm.

Solely these legal professionals who’ve a case listed on a given day, events showing in particular person, accused individuals, and witnesses summoned by the courtroom will likely be permitted contained in the courtroom premises, the discover stated.

Attorneys and events will likely be granted entry contained in the courtroom solely throughout their flip for listening to, it stated.

The discover additionally directed all courtroom staffers and events to keep up security norms and comply with the state and Union authorities’s commonplace working procedures on COVID-19.

This association will proceed till additional orders, the discover stated. 

On Tuesday, Maharashtra reported 6,218 new COVID-19 circumstances, taking the tally to 21,12,312.

The Akola division in Vidarbha reported the very best variety of circumstances within the state at 1,392, as per official information.

The Akola division, which consists of Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Washim and Akola districts, has emerged as the brand new COVID-19 epicentre within the state. 

(With PTI inputs)

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