Shimla, Jul 23

Himachal Pradesh High court today stopped all physical hearing into cases and entire complex of HC has been sanitised following Covid-protocol, confirmed a Senior Judicial Officer.
Registrar General of Himachal Pradesh High Court Verinder Singh informed that today, High court stopped all the physical hearings and all cases were being virtually heard following information about a Covid patient’s alleged entry in the court complex.
Entire high court complex was sanitised this morning following the Covid protocol verbatim moreover footfall of people was also minimised in the complex after the order was passed by the chief justice to enforce the protocol in the court.
He said that no official of the court, state counsel or private cousnels have been tested positive or quarantined so far. He said that Tajinder Kumar who was tested positive on July 21 at Mandi had not entered the complex, however court administration adopted the above measures as per the precautionary measures  . 
HC official are in touch with the State Nodal Officer and Additional Secretary Health R D Dhiman about the information related to covid-19 contacts. Baring the advise of following pandemic protocol Dhiman did not apprise HC about any Covid positive case or contact so far. 
Singh denied that additional Advocate General and other people came in contact with the patient Tajinder Thakur during his recent stay in Shimla. Suprintendent of Police Mandi in a letter written to SP Shimla had stated that Addl advocate general and Tajender Kumar had visited HP High court and had met Nandlal Addl advocate general in his office on July 17.


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