The Gujarat High Court has informed that a committee of three judges has been constituted to look into the matter for the commencement of physical hearing of District Courts in the state considering the present Covid 19 pandemic.  The order has been passed after the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association had written to the chef justice urging for the physical hearing of the court while following all the safety measures. 

The Principal District Judges have been directed to treat custody or disposal of property under section 451 of Code of Criminal Procedure as urgent matter; while the Land Acquisition and Motor Accident Compensation matters are concerned the same would be considered after receiving the report from the committee. 

The committee is likely to submit its report in couple of days and an appropriate decision will be taken within a week after considering its report.

(By – Siddharth Addy)