Prayagraj: In view of the sudden sharp surge in Covid circumstances and casualties, the Allahabad High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has urged the Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to prepone summer holidays and likewise grant interim bail to all undertrials in jail for offences punishable up to 10 years, for a minimum of eight weeks.
As Covid rages like wild hearth and the quantity of Covid circumstances are rising constantly, the HCBA in a decision has urged the Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Sanjay Yadav to contemplate full closing of the court docket until May 7, 2021, and thereafter, preponing the summer trip in order that the unfold of coronavirus might be contained.
The HCBA decision, signed by president Amarendra Nath Singh and secretary Prabha Shankar Mishra, stated, “There is immense pressure on our High Court and district courts in pending bail matters, which even in these troubled times need to be addressed in view of the issue of human liberty and Article 21 of our Constitution, which provides protection of life and personal liberty.”
The HCBA additional stated, “In case interim bail is granted for a fixed period then the same will result in saving lives of not only the undertrials but also our judicial staff, who in the present times are also like Covid warriors. Further, the pressure on our already overburdened judicial system will also get some much needed respite.”
The HCBA has requested the Acting Chief Justice to search instantly a jail-clever report from the state authorities with particulars of the inmates who might be given instant aid. “The said order can very well be passed in the PIL no-564 of 2020 (In Re),” the HCBA added.