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Supreme Court Again Extends The Limitation Period To File Cases Due To COVID-19

Lawstreet Journal 11 Jan 2022 1:26am

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The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case “IN Re Cognizance For Extension of Limitation” agreed to revive the suo moto orders extending the limitation period for filing cases in Courts and Tribunals in view of the rising cases of COVID in the country on 10th January 2022.

A bench comprising the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Surya Kant said that the Court is accepting the request made by the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) to restore the orders extending limitation.

The bench said that it will pass a detailed order in this regard.

Advocate Shivaji Jadhav, President of the SCAORA, submitted that the cases of COVID have been increasing across the country over the past few days and requested for restoration of the limitation extension orders.

Attorney General for India KK Venugopal supported the SCAORA plea and said "I think your lordships should accept".

"We are accepting", CJI NV Ramana said.

The AG said that he has submitted a draft regarding the order to be passed. The CJI said that the order will be uploaded after examining the details. The AG submitted that the limitation might have to be extended with effect from October 2, 2021, the date of which the earlier extension ended.

The SCAORA filed the application in the suo moto case "In Re Cognizance For Extension of Limitation", seeking restoration of the order dated March 23, 2020, and April 27, 2021, whereby the statutory limitation period for filing of cases was extended in… Continue Reading...

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