Madras HC suspends judicial proceedings in subordinate courts

The Madras High Court on Monday suspended judicial work in all trial courts across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in view of the steady surge in the number of COVID cases.

The trial courts shall not take up any judicial proceedings, except for remand applications and other unavoidable matters, a memorandum said. The memorandum was issued on a day when the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Tirunelveli died due to COVID-19.

An official memorandum issued by Registrar General P Dhanabal read, “Except for remand applications and other unavoidable matters, all Judicial work in the Subordinate Courts in the state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry, shall remain suspended until further orders.

” The memorandum also stated that litigants and lawyers would be prohibited from entering court complexes across the State and the Union Territory unless such entry was unavoidable and had been permitted by the judicial officer concerned.

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