JAMMU, Feb 11: National Lok Adalats were held today across the State under the patronage of Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Patron-in-Chief J&K State Legal Services Authority and under the guidance of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge High Court of J&K and Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority.
A total of 9447 cases were disposed off in National Lok Adalats and an amount of approximately Rs 43800500.00 lakh was awarded in MACT cases and amount of Rs 45038031.00 lakh approximately was recovered in bank recovery suits.
In both wings of High Court two benches each were constituted. At Jammu wing one bench was headed by Justice OP Sharma (Retd) and assisted by Sanjeev Gupta, Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu and another bench comprised of Puneet Gupta, Special Judge CBI and RK Watal, Member, Special Tribunal Jammu.
Executive Chairman J&K SLSA Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir accompanied by Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice Tashi Rabastan and Janak Raj Kotwal supervised and inspected the proceedings of National Lok Adalat at High Court Jammu and District Court Complex Jammu.
On the occasion Member Secretary J&K SLSA RN Watal, Registrar Judicial Virendar Bahu and Ajay Gupta, Joint Registrar were also present.
JAMMU: A total of eight benches were constituted in the District Court Complex here. The first bench was presided over of Jaffer Husain Beg, Presiding Officer, MACT and Meyank Gupta, 3rd Additional Munsiff, Jammu. The second bench was presided over by Rajesh Sekhri, Additional District Judge (Bank Cases) Jammu and Kishore Kumar, 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu.
The third bench was headed by Subash Gupta, Additional District Judge (Matrimonial Cases), Jammu and Kusum Lata Pandita, Sub-Judge Jammu. The fourth bench was headed by Yashpal Sharma, Special Excise Magistrate Jammu and Madhu Khajura, 2nd Additional Munsiff Jammu. The fifth bench was headed by Sudhir Khajuria, Special Electricity Magistrate Jammu and Arti Mohan, Special MM (P Tax) Jammu.
The sixth bench at Jammu Railway Station was headed by Anoop Sharma, Special Railway Magistrate Jammu. The seventh bench was headed by Mohammad Rafiq Chak, Special Municipal Magistrate Jammu and Arti Devi, Munsiff Jammu. The 8th bench was headed by SS Bali, Special MM (Traffic) Jammu and Pervaiz Iqbal, Additional Mobile Magistrate (Traffic).
At Tehsil Headquarters at Bishnah, Akhnoor and R S Pura separate benches were constituted, which were presided over by Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Authority. Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Authority Jammu Sunit Gupta (CJM, Jammu) and Secretary District Legal Service Authority Adnan Syed Sub Registrar ,Jammu also actively participated in Lok Adalat.
As per direction, Additional District Magistrate, Jammu Arun Manhas also, constituted separate revenue benches at different revenue Tehsil head quarter and 249 revenue cases and cases under section 107/151 CrPC were decided.
RN Wattal said a total number of 1884 were taken up, out of which 1399 have been decided in Jammu.
He said a total of Rs 21950000 were awarded in accidental claims cases and Rs 661330 in labor cases. A total recovery of Rs 36497980 was affected in bank cases and fine of Rs 2, 55,150 was imposed in petty criminal cases.
AKHNOOR: A National Lok Adalat was organized at Munsiff Court here under the chairmanship of Pooja Raina, Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee, AKhnoor. A bench was constituted which was headed by Pooja Raina, Munsiff Akhnoor, Advocate Romesh Chander, Secretary and Kewal Sharma, Tehsildar Akhnoor. A total of 80 cases were taken up, out of which 75 cases were disposed off. A fine of Rs 36580 was realized on the spot.
SAMBA: A National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex here under the chairmanship of ML Manhas, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee Deepak Sethi. Three benches were constituted, which were headed by ML Manhas, Principal, District Legal Services Authority, Swati Gupta, Additional Special Mobile Magistrate, Sudeshan Khanmotra Gupta and Vishal Sharma, Advocates (Retainer Lawyers), Deepak Sethi, Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee, Advocate Bhushan Lal, Advocate Sourabh Singh Sambyal (Retainer Lawyer), Junaid Imtiyaz Mir, Additional Munsiff, Advocate Vijay Kumar and Advocate Dheeraj Gupta (Retainer Lawyer). A total of 367 cases were taken up, out of which 207 cases were settled and Rs 14088786 was recovered.
UDHAMPUR: A National Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of KS Parihar, Principal District and Sessions Judge. Six benches were constituted, which comprised of KS Parihar, Principal, District and Sessions Judge, RK Dubey, CJM Udhampur, Sonia Gupta, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Parveen Pandoh, District Judicial Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Rajni Sharma, Sub Judge Special Mobile Magistrate, Anjana Rajput, Additional Special Mobile Magistrate, Renu Dogra, Sub Judge, Ramesh Singh, Tehsildar Ramnagar, TA Magrey, Munsiff Majalta, ML Gupta, Advocate and Smati Sharma, Munsiff Chenani. A total of 639 cases were settled and an amount of Rs 5314000 was realized in MACT and Rs 2948489 in bank cases.
RAMNAGAR: National Lok Adalat was organised by Tehsil Legal Services Committee under the chairmanship of Sub Judge Renu Dogra at Sub Judge Court Complex here. A total of 43 cases were taken up during the Lok Adalat and were disposed off on the spot. Two separate benches comprising of Chairman TLSC, (Sub Judge Ramnagar), Renu Dogra, Tehsildar, Romesh Singh, President of Bar Association Ramnagar and Advocate were present on the occasion.
RAJOURI: A National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, here. Two benches were constituted, which comprised of Inder Singh, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Rajinder Saproo, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mehmood Choudhary, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Sarfraz Nawaz, District Judicial Mobile Magistrate. A total of 750 cases were taken up out of which 468 cases were disposed off. An amount of Rs 8122000 was also settled. 27 MACT cases were also settled and an amount of Rs 5494000 was awarded as compensation.
NOWSHERA: A National Lok Adalat was held in Court complex here under the chairmanship of Sandeep Kour, Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee and assisted by Advocate Rattan Singh. A total of 41 cases were settled an amount of Rs 251000 was settled and Rs 13000 recovered in bank cases. Rs 590 was also received in traffic challans.
DODA: A National Lok Adalat was organized at TLSC Headquarter here today under the chairmanship of OP Thakur, Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee (CJM Doda) and assisted by Additional Special Mobile Magistrate Arun Kumar Kotwal, District Judicial Mobile Magistrate Javed Rana and Assistant Labour Commissioner Doda Pradyot Gupta. 147 cases were amicably settled during the Lok adalat and an award of Rs 2501057 was passed. Under Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996, ALC Doda released financial assistance amounting to Rs 1754152 among 18 beneficiaries on account of various welfare assistance schemes. Chairman TLSC Doda handed over the authority letter/cheques to the beneficiaries.
BHADERWAH: A National Lok Adalat was held here under the chairmanship of MK Sharma, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bhaderwah. On the occasion, 7 benches were constituted. A total of 748 cases were taken up, out of which 264 cases were disposed and an amount of Rs 34,76,477 was settled in the MACT cases, bank recovery cases and labour disputes.
KISHTWAR: National Lok Adalat was held here under the chairmanship of District Session Judge Mohan Singh Parihar and assisted by Sub Judge Balbir Lal Jaiswal. A total of 91 cases were settled and total recovery of Rs 17.34 lakh was made. Advocates who also assisted the Lok Adalat proceedings were MH Waza, Advocate Suman Bhandari, Anjali Gulati and Pavita Badyal.
SRINAGAR: High Court Legal Services Committee today organized a National Lok Adalat which was inaugurated by Special Judge Anti-Corruption (CBI) Srinagar Justice YP Kotwal and Registrar (Judicial) Mohammad Yusuf Wani. As many as 113 cases were taken up out of which 10 cases were settled amicably. A compensation amount of Rs 70 lakh was awarded in MACT and insurance claims. Besides, an amount of Rs 6 lakh was recovered in bank recovery pre-litigation cases. District Legal Services Authority Srinagar also organized a Lok Adalat under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Rasheed Ali Dar. As many as 446 cases of different natures were taken up out of which 250 cases were settled amicably. An amount of Rs 15, 43,878 was recovered in bank cases as settlement amount, Rs 57,100 as fine in various challans and Rs 52, 99,000 was awarded as compensation in various motor accidental claims.
CHADOORA: A National Lok Adalat was held in the court of Sub Judge/JMIC Chadoora, whereon 159 cases were disposed off. The bench was comsprised of Sub Judge Rajesh Kumar Abrol and SDM Chadoora.
ANANTNAG: A National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ashraf Malik. Similar Lok Adalats were held at subordinate courts of Dooru, Vailoo, Shangus, Ashmuqam and Bijbehara of the district. During the Lok Adalat, 153 cases out of 279 listed cases were settled amicably. An amount of Rs 45.80 lakh was awarded in 6 MACT cases, while as settlement amount of Rs 55.33 lakh was recovered in all the cases taken up during the Lok Adalat.
BUDGAM: National Lok Adalats were held in District Court here and its subordinate courts under the chairmanship of Principle District and Sessions Judge Budgam. About 450 cases were taken up for disposal in the said Lok Adalats, wherein a number of cases were settled by mutual reconciliation between the differing parties.
BANDIPORA: 646 cases of different natures were settled amicably during a National Lok Adalat held under the supervision of Chairman DLSA Bandipora SK Bhagat. A settlement amount of Rs 66, 96, 623 was also awarded in the said Lok Adalat.