A total of 12,258 under-trial prisoners got released from jails after securing bail from virtual courts across the country in six working days till yesterday (Tuesday).
Supreme Court Spokesman Md Saifur Rahman, in a statement, said a total of 20,953 bail petitions were disposed during the period.
Yesterday, the subordinate courts disposed of 2,973 bail petitions in connection with different criminal cases through virtual hearing and granted bail to 1,576 under-trial prisoners.
The regular activities of courts across the country, including the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court remain suspended, due to ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases.
Earlier, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued some directives for the courts about dealing with urgent cases through using information and communication technology during the ongoing closure.