With a week still left of the extended lockdown, the Karnataka High Court has decided to allow, on a trial basis, filing of petitions in person and has set a window of three days from May 13.
The High Court was shut soon after the lockdown came into force.
Registrar-General Rajendra Badamikar in a notice said that the HC principal bench at Bengaluru had decided to permit physical filing of new cases on an experimental basis on May 13, 14 and 15 from 11 am onwards.
“The advocates/parties-in-person/advocates’ clerks who wish to file the matters on the aforesaid dates will have to apply for seeking appointment of the date and time for physical filing of the matters. The applications shall be made on e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org They will be communicated the date, time and counter number by sending a reply for filing of the matters on the same e-mail id from which requests are received,” the notice reads.
Entry to the High Court will be only from gate 5 upon showing the security personnel a printout or soft copy of the email fixing the date of the appointment. Those entering will be screened and only asymptomatic persons will be allowed entry.