Mumbai, April 9: Ten days after the Kerala high court first made a proceeding held through videoconferencing (VC) available live to the public through an app, the Bombay high court will be offering similar accessibility on Thursday on a trial basis. 

Justice Gautam Patel will, on a ‘testing basis’, make hearings of matters listed before him on April 9 publicly accessible, The Times of India reported. 

The access will be via Zoom app. No password is required. The HC cannot provide tech support for installation for the app available online. 

A circular issued by the HC on Wednesday placed some conditions including “there is to be no recording under any circumstances” and violation will invite “stringent action”. Among the matters on board for the VC hearings include one by Reza Borhani for bail in a narcotics case. 

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