Cases will be tried online until further notice: Coimbatore District Judge

Following the surge in COVID cases, the District Judge has on Wednesday announced that the trial will be conducted online in the courts in the Coimbatore district.

Following the escalation of the corona infection, the district judge has announced that the courts in the Coimbatore district will again hold hearings online. The High Court also ordered that strict restrictions be followed in court proceedings.

District Judge Sakthivel has issued a notice on the procedure to be followed in the court from April 26 to April 30. Accordingly, in all courts, there is no longer a ‘calling work’ on the list of cases to be taken up for hearing. Only a case prepared by both parties will be taken up for a direct hearing.

Both parties’ lawyers must notify the trial court in advance by email. Bail petitions should be filed by email only until further notice. Lawyers wishing to argue via video should report the details in an email. The court will be informed about the allotted date and time for the lawyers to argue through video.

It was also informed that documents related to criminal and civil cases should be kept in a sealed cover in a dropbox kept in the court premises. In the court premises, the public is prohibited from entering unnecessarily.

Those who come to court are required to follow corona prevention procedures. Lawyers over the age of 65 are required to use video conferencing facilities. It has been announced that the Bar Association, Advocate Chamber, Library and Canteen will remain closed.

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