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Amid COVID-19, courts in Patiala hear urgent cases through video conferencing

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The Fact News Service

Patiala, May 2

District and Sessions Judge Rajinder Agarwal said that the work in the courts had been stopped to prevent the COVID-19 spread but the district courts have now taken a new initiative to hear the necessary cases through video conferencing.

The District and Sessions Judge said that urgent cases would be heard on a daily basis through video conferencing and advocates could pursue the case from their office or home. He said that for the convenience of the advocates who do not have the necessary equipment for video conferencing in their office or home, a separate room has also been set up at the court complex from where they would be able to pursue their case through video conferencing.

Rajinder Agarwal said that appropriate arrangements have also been made at the court complex to prevent COVID-19 spread under which a foot water cooler has been installed at the time of entering the complex and availability of soap and sanitizer has been ensured at the gate.

He said that on the instructions of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and Chairman Jail Committee Justice Rajan Gupta, the project of making masks for inmates at Patiala Central Jail was also initiated by Justice Rajan Gupta through video conferencing yesterday. It will be provided free of cost to the needy as well as to the needy who come to the court.

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