COVID-19: Calcutta HC Extends Existing Interim Orders Till April 30

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In the wake of Corona Virus, Calcutta HC Extends interim orders which were subsisting as on March 16, 2020 and which may have expired or which are due to expire on or before April 9, 2020 till April 30, 2020 or until further orders of Court, unless specifically dealt with by any judicial order.

The Bench held:

In exercise of the authority under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, all matters in which interim orders were subsisting as on March 16, 2020 and which may have expired or which are due to expire on or before April 9, 2020 will stand extended till April 30, 2020 or until further orders of Court, unless specifically dealt with by any judicial order to the contrary. All parties affected by the continuation of the interim orders will be at liberty to apply for vacating or variation of such orders.

The order was passed by a Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justices Dipankar Datta, Sanjib Banerjee, IP Mukerji and Joymalya Bagchi.

The order is applicable to the Calcutta High Court and lower courts subordinate to it, including tribunals, in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Directions have also been issued for the wide circulation of the directive.

Read the order and the clarificatory notice regarding date mentioned here: