Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has directed the judicial magistrates concerned to record statements from the complainants of the relevant cases in their physical presence under Section 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) following the health and hygiene guidelines.
Supreme Court's Registrar General Md Ali Akbar issued a notification to this effect yesterday.
The notification said cases can be filed with the subordinate civil courts, and with the courts under the chief judicial magistrates and chief metropolitan magistrates in physical presence following the health directives.
The subordinate civil and criminal courts and tribunals across the country will virtually hold hearing and dispose of very urgent cases without physical presence through using information technology in order to prevent spread of the Covid-19 virus. The directives will come into effect immediately and will remain in force till further order, according to the notification.