COVID-19: Delhi HC testing with video conference facilities for proceedings

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The high court said the reopening was done to ensure a proper balance between containing the spread of the infectious COVID-19 disease and ensuring that people were not forced to starve. Photo: PTI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (March 18) said it was experimenting with holding court proceedings through video conferencing in view of the coronavirus pandemic and the system would probably be in place by next week.

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said experiments and trial runs were being conducted to ensure that the system works smoothly and successfully. From next week proceedings through video conferencing might be seen in a few cases, the court said.

The bench was hearing a plea seeking holding of court proceedings through video conferencing to ensure that no person infected with COVID-19 comes to the court premises.