The Financial Express

Virtual courts grant bail to 15,217 in eight working days

| Updated: April 23, 2021 20:34:08

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Virtual courts and tribunals have granted bail to 15,217 people in the last eight working days to Thursday after settling a total of 26,848 petitions.

On Thursday, as many as 1,592 accused secured bail.

The virtual courts and tribunals settled 3,032 bail petitions the same day, Md Saifur Rahman, special officer of High Court Division told The Financial Express.

A total of 167 children obtained bail in those eight working days, he added.

The courts and tribunals have been hearing cases virtually 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 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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