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Delhi HC Directs Lawyers To Submit Video Clip Of Arguments In Criminal Writ Petition

The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the lawyers appearing for the parties to file brief video clip of 15 minutes of their arguments within one week for convenience of the court.

The petitioner herein filed a writ petition challenging the preventive detention of the Petitioner, Sat Prakash Soni under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA Act). The petitioner filed an application seeking the pre-ponement of the date of hearing fixed on 25th June, 2020. The application was allowed by the court and the writ petition was directed to be listed for hearing on 18th June, 2020. 

Acting upon the writ petition, the division bench comprising of Justice J.R. Midha & Justice Brijesh Sethi, made following directions:-

  • Both the parties are directed to file brief note of submissions not exceeding three pages along with copies of relevant pages of relevant documents on record and the judgments on which they wish to rely with relevant portions duly highlighted for the convenience of this Court along with video clip of 15 minutes of their arguments within one week from today.
  • Both the parties shall file additional two page note to respond to the submissions of the opposite party along with additional video clip of ten minutes to respond to the submissions of the opposite party within one week thereafter.
  • The learned counsels shall exchange the written submissions as well as video clip of their arguments.
  • Learned counsels shall also submit a hard copy of their submissions to the Court Master within the time stipulated.
  • The relevant official record be kept available by the respondents at the time of the hearing.

The High Court has listed the case for further hearing in the next week.

-India Legal Bureau

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