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SC in-person hearing resumes tomorrow

Published : 29 Nov 2021 10:08 PM

The Supreme Court is set to resume proceedings in person instead of virtual hearing after one and a half years of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The benches of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division will return to physical judicial work from tomorrow.

The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain. Later, the Supreme Court administration issued a notification in this regard on Monday. 

The notification, signed by Registrar General of Supreme Court Md Ali Akbar, says that the court’s proceedings will comply with the Covid-19 health rules strictly. 

Conducting judicial proceedings through virtual courts started on May 12, 2020 in the country following the Covid-19 situation. 

Earlier on May 9 in 2020, President Md Abdul Hamid promulgated an ordinance titled ‘Use of Information and Communication Technology by Courts Ordinance, 2020’, allowing regular court proceedings to be conducted virtually during the Covid-19 lockdown in Bangladesh.