On August 30, the Bombay High Court refused to maintain its unconditional extension of all interim orders in Maharashtra, citing an improvement in the post-Covid circumstances and the restoration of the courts’ physical functioning. (suo moto pil no. 1 for the year 2021)
Due to the state’s lockdown restrictions, a division of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justices AA Sayyed, SS Shinde, and PB Varel issued all orders or orders for eviction, dispute, or demolition after April 9.
However, because the general people may believe that the instructions of this Bench safeguard them, we want to make it clear that such interim protection will only last through August 30 and not beyond,” the Chief Justice stated.
The Bombay High Court for the Benches in Mumbai, Nagpur, and the High Court of Bombay at Aurangabad, Goa, as well as the Courts/Judges subordinate to it, are subject to this decree. This also applies to the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, as well as Daman and Diu.
The first Bench observed that the limited functioning of courts/tribunals that are unable to exercise justice is extending the duration of interim orders to provide protection to the people.
Similarly, failure or omission to deposit rent or business costs in accordance with rent control law and/or other relevant laws does not automatically subject the tenant or occupier to eviction unless further orders are issued. whichever one comes first The Bench has previously extended the duration of all interim orders.