Appellate Division to resume in-person judicial functions from Dec 1

After over 19 months, the Appellate Division of Supreme Court will resume in-person judicial functions from Wednesday (December 1) — strictly following health safety rules.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has taken the decision after consulting with senior judges of the SC, a notification issued by the SC administration said today.

All the benches of the High Court Division of the SC will also conduct in-person judicial functions from December 1, according to the notification.

The Appellate Division, for the last time, ran in-person judicial functions on March 12 last year.

Later, both the Appellate and High Court Divisions started virtual proceedings in May last year — in absence of physical presence — due to the upsurge of Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier, some HC benches started in-person judicial functions following strict health safety rules.