He has further submitted that while window for filing of cases in the High Court may remain open but there should be no physical hearing of cases and even online hearing of cases should be done where issues regarding demolition, eviction and recovery are involved.
The committee has also asked all the Principal District Judges, Principal Judge (City Civil Court, Chennai), Chief Judge (Court of Small Causes, Chennai), Chief Judge (Puducherry) to submit their suggestions in relation to the functioning of the lower courts by December 23.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar wrote to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court yesterday, requesting him to have a re-look at the sustainability of continuing physical hearings in view of the incessant increase in the cases of COVID-19 in the national capital and surrounding areas.
The Delhi High Court has said that its five benches, on rotational basis, shall start holding physical courts from September 1, while the remaining benches shall continue to take up matters through video conferencing.
“The Company (Devas) fraudulently raised foreign investment of Rs 579 crore and subsequently illegally transferred 85% of the investment out of India to its subsidiary in USA in the guise of investment and services fees etc,” the ED investigation revealed.