The High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, on Wednesday has extended all interim orders to operate till 10th May due to nation wide lockdown till 3rd May, 2020.
Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur along with his companion Judge, Justice Siddhartha Varma had earlier issued directions in light of declaration of nation wide lockdown for a period of 21 days on 24th March, 2020 and now as the period of lockdown has already been extended up to 3rd May, 2020, there are modifications made by the Court in the previous order.
“All interim orders passed by the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad well as at Lucknow, all the District Courts, Civil Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and all other Tribunals in the State over which this Court has power of superintendence, which have been expired subsequent to 19th March, 2020 or are due to expire within a period of one month from today, will continue to operate upto 10th May, 2020. We, however, make it clear that those interim orders which are not of a limited duration and are to operate till further orders will remain unaffected;”, said the court.
The court further said that if any bail has been granted in anticipation as an interim measure for a specific period and that period is going to expire on or before 3rd May, 2020, the same will extend upto 15th May, 2020.
Thereafter, the High Court made modification to the orders of eviction, dispossession or demolition which are already passed by the High Court, District or Civil Courts, will remain in abeyance till 15th May, 2020 or having any order by the court competent, whichever is earlier.
In the end, the Allahabad High Court had asked to send the copy of the modified order to all the concerned Courts and Tribunals, the learned Advocate General, the learned Additional Solicitor General of India, the learned Assistant Solicitor General of India; State Public Prosecutor and the Chairman of Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh.
–India Legal Bureau