New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court has extended the operation of interim orders passed by it, or by the Courts/ Tribunals subordinate to it, till October 31.
This order was passed by a division bench comprising Justices Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal, “in the interest of justice“.
The High Court has also directed that the period of 90 days during which the caveats filed under Section 148-A CPC remain in force shall exclude the lockdown period and the period in which the working of courts and tribunals have remained suspended or disturbed.
It may be noted that functioning at both the benches of the Allahabad High Court is under suspension from August 12, and it will continue to remain closed till August 21, due to rapid surge in the number of active Covid cases in the cities.
The bench stated that on account of pandemic and the lockdown, regular working of the High Court, both at Allahabad and Lucknow, and at most of the district courts, civil courts, family courts, labour courts, industrial tribunals and other tribunals have been disturbed.
In consideration of the above given facts the HC has found it appropriate to extend the terms of interim orders passed by any of these courts, which may be expiring during this period to remain in force till October 31.
Read the order here;
– India Legal Bureau