The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has passed an order had directed to extend the operation of all the subsisting interim orders till 31st October after considering the present situation of the pandemic. The order was passed by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court consisting of Chief Justice DN Patel, Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution in the interest of justice. This order was passed by the Hon’ble Court while taking up suo moto cases. The Court has stated that only the Supreme Court has the authority to pass any order in the contravention of the present order. The Bench has also stated that if any party to such proceedings faces any difficulty due to such extension, they are at liberty to seek relief from the Court.
The Court has directed to convey about the order to the Standing Counsel, various associations, subordinate courts etc. The Court also expressed their concern about addressing the issue that the return of the prisoners to the prison can increase the risk of return of the virus along with them.