The Financial Express

Virtual hearings: 40,004 secure bail in 22 working days

| Updated: May 17, 2021 15:12:07

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Virtual courts and tribunals have granted bail to 40,004 people in the last 22 working days to Sunday after settling a total of 74,428 petitions.

Among them, there were 530 juveniles, Md Saifur Rahman, special officer at the High Court Division told The Financial Express.

As many as 586 accused secured bail on Sunday, 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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