Millennium Post (Kolkata)
BOMBAY HC EXTENDS INTERIM ORDERS PASSED IN CASES TILL MAY 7
MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Friday said all interim orders passed by it and its benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Goa and subordinate courts in Maharashtra which are valid till April 19 shall stand extended unconditionally till May 7 owing to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. Describing the prevailing coronavirus situation in Maharashtra as alarming, the HC has also decided to take up only urgent matters for hearing virtually till May 7. A special bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justices A A Sayed, S S Shinde and P B Varale, noted that litigants might not be able to approach courts urgently due to the April 13 order of the Maharashtra government imposing new restrictions on public movement.