The Bombay High Court decides to extend all provisional orders. The orders passed by the High Court and subordinate courts are extended till July 15, 2020.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated observed-
“The lockdown is still on. Complete access to justice is yet at a distance. Having regard to the situation, in the exercise of powers inherent in the High Court. And to serve the ends of justice, the order dated March 26, 2020, since extended by an order dated April 15, 2020. And those operative till today is continued. And it shall be in operation till July 15, 2020, if not directed otherwise in the meanwhile.”
Anil Singh and AA Kumbhakoni were present at the time of decision making. They are Additional Solicitor General and Advocate General of Maharashtra, respectively. Subhash Ghatge, the Chairman of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, also marked the present. President of Bombay Bar Association Milind Sathe and Iqbal Chahal witnessed the decision. Iqbal Chahal is the MCGM Commissioner. Further, the President of Bombay Incorporated Law Society Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla was present during the decision.
The Court also clarifies that liberty is reserved for the party to apply for vacating the interim order. The pro tem order could vacate by making an application before the appropriate Court.
Any order for eviction/dispossession/demolition which passed after the March 26, 2020 order will be suspended. This applies to the order passed by any court/tribunal/authority. They shall remain in abeyance till July 15, 2020, unless directed otherwise.
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