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HC resumes regular activities after 5 months

| Updated: August 13, 2020 10:16:15


HC resumes regular activities after 5 months

The regular activities of the High Court division of the Supreme Court resumed on Wednesday after five months of suspension due to Covid-19 outbreak.

Judges, lawyers and court staffers were seen using face masks and sanitizers in the courtrooms and maintaining social distance, reports UNB.

Earlier on Monday, the Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has formed 53 benches to operate the activities of the HC division in regular benches and also in virtual benches.

Among them, 18 benches have been operating regular judiciary activities and 35 benches virtually.

The Supreme Court announced general vacation since March 26, for coronavirus pandemic.

On May 10, an ordinance was promulgated allowing courts to run trial proceedings through videoconferences and other digital facilities. President Abdul Hamid promulgated the ordinance.

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