News Desk: Chief Justice Hasan Fayez Siddiqui has hinted that he may have to go to court in a virtual manner as corona infection is on the rise in the country.
He made the remarks on Tuesday (January 18th) when the judicial proceedings of the Appellate Division headed by the Chief Justice began.
The Chief Justice said that 13 judges of the High Court Division were affected by Corona. Many staff of the Supreme Court have also been affected. At the same time, many lower court judges are also affected by the Corona, in which case it will be difficult to run the court.
He further added that in the current situation of Corona infection, it seems that the virtual court has to be run again. Virtual cases are less likely to be settled, but virtually more are settled.
Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath, a lawyer for the state, said, "Several people, including our Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, have been attacked by Corona."
Then Chief Justice Hasan Fayez Siddiqui said, “Some judges, staff and some judges of our lower court have also been attacked.
It is learned that four judges of the High Court Division were attacked by Corona. The state's chief legal officer, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, was also attacked. Twenty-three judges who were training at the Judicial Administration Training Institute were attacked in Corona. Their training was stopped.
Earlier, when the corona infection was on the rise in the country, the normal functioning of the court was stopped. However, in a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 8, 2020, to keep the judiciary afloat, final approval was given in the draft of the Information Technology Use Ordinance-2020 by the courts.
Then on May 9 of the same year, the President issued the ordinance considering the virtual presence as physical presence. Abdul Hamid. Virtual courts were introduced in the country on May 10 by issuing directives on the operation of virtual courts.