CA to meet two days during Court vacation to consider bail applications

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  • To meet on 9 April and 21 April
  • Will consider bail applications and other matters deemed urgent by the Court
  • All motions to be filed electronically

The Court of Appeal has fixed two days in April to deal with applications pertaining to bail in respect of inquires which have already been fixed and to take up other urgent matters. 

The Court will meet on 9 April and address bail matters, for which a motion will have to be filed by today (6 April).The CA had instructed in a circular that such motions will have to be filed electronically.  “Though the Court is hamstrung by the non-availability of support staff to entertain fresh applications for bail, it has been decided to entertain fresh filings for bail provided that the application, along with an accompanying motion, is submitted electronically on or before 6 April. Subsequent steps such as formal notice, objections and inquiry for these fresh filings will be fixed for dates next term,” the CA informed. 

A Vacation Court will also convene on 21 April to deal with other urgent matters for which motions will have to be filed on or before 15 April setting out the grounds for urgency.

These motions too must be filed electronically. 

The judges will determine the urgency or otherwise of the grounds set out and will list the emergency matters to be decided before the Vacation Court which will meet on 21 April.