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Virtual courts: 68,283 get bail in 45 working days

| Updated: June 17, 2021 19:59:13

Virtual courts: 68,283 get bail in 45 working days

A total of 68,283 people secured bail in the 45 working days until Wednesday as the virtual courts and tribunals settled a total of 134,636 petitions.

The virtual courts and tribunals have granted bail to 1,128 juveniles in that period from April 12 to June 16, Md Saifur Rahman, special officer at the High Court Division told the Financial Express.

Moreover, as many as 1,201 accused secured bail on Wednesday.

The courts and tribunals have been hearing cases virtually for the second phase since April 12 as the country witnessed a sudden spike in coronavirus-related infections and fatalities.

Previously, in March last year, the Supreme Court suspended the operation of all courts as part of the government's efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Later in May, President Abdul Hamid promulgated an ordinance allowing all courts to virtually conduct their trial proceedings.

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