Indeed, even as legal advisors keep on communicating qualms about the arrangement of virtual hearings required by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Karnataka High Court has established another precedent. After directing video gathering hearings for 25 days, the Court today articulated its 333-page judgment in a clump of requests testing the ending up of six obligation store plans of Franklin Templeton.
Franklin Templeton case before the Karnataka High Court
What’s more, as the Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi commented before articulating its judgment, it may be the most extended virtual hearing held for a solitary case amid the pandemic.
“This must be the longest video meeting hearing led. Members joined from London, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru.”
Karnataka High Court
The Court additionally observed that through the span of the hearings, network issues emerged just a single time, for a short time of ten minutes, before, The entries of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta were heard. Different reports presented by various gatherings were sent to the Court by email. According to the Court’s perception, the record of the cases comprised of more than 5,000 pages.
The Division Bench believed that even though all gatherings may not concur with its choice, they would be unable to reject that the consultation was directed effectively, despite the long contentions and the voluminous record.
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“All the meetings won’t concur upon the accuracy of the finish of decisions drawn on merits yet. We are certain that all the parts will concur that, despite the voluminous record, long length of contentions and association of complicated legitimate and verifiable issues, hearing can be adequately led by utilization of video meeting facility. We expect and trust that during the time of the pandemic, the scholarly individuals from the Bar will take the response to the video gathering hearing even in confounded issues including massive record without having any worry.”
The Court additionally remarked that while hearing such cases through the video conferencing mode, the active participation of the individuals from the Bar was imperative.
“We were blessed to get full participation from every one of them the Bench offered its thanks.