Cuttack, July 16: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday further extended all interim orders passed by any court, authority and tribunal in the State till August 31 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.

On May 5, the Court had extended the court orders on eviction, anticipatory bail, interim bail and parole.

The order was last extended on June 11 to remain effective till July 15. With the Wednesday order, the advisory to Odisha Police that formed part of the May 5 order will also remain extended till August 31.

The Court had asked the police not to arrest any accused in a cognizable offence with sentence up to seven years unless there is a necessity to maintain law and order. The division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice S Pujahari extended the May 5 order till August 31, The New Indian Express reported.

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