Delhi High Court Seeks Report On Impact Of Interim Bail Orders.
On Friday, the Delhi High Court took note of the increase in the crime rate in the national capital and asked the Delhi government to present a status report on the impact of its orders extending provisional bail granted to offenders and convicts. to decongest prisons to contain the spread of COVID-19.
A bench of judges Vipin Sanghi, Rekha Palli, and Talwant Singh also noted that there are currently no COVID cases reported in any of the prison facilities in Delhi and also requested the government to submit a report on this aspect.
“Newspaper reports show that the crime rate has risen. Let the state file a report regarding the impact of the extension of the provisional orders and the extension of the provisional bonds in light of our order of April 20, 2021, “the court said.
The court extended until July 27 all provisional orders that were to expire on July 16 in the cases before it and also in the district courts.
The court listed the matter for an additional hearing on July 27.
The court handled the suo motu matter as it had in March last year when the lockdown was established in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In its order of April 20, the court had made it clear that provisional orders would extend until July 16 or other orders, except when the Supreme Court has issued contrary orders in any matter during this period.
It had also said that if the extension of the provisional measures caused difficulties for one of the parties in the said proceeding, “they would have the freedom to seek adequate reparation, as advised.”
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