15,357 cases settled in General Lok Adalat

Justice Ali Mohd Magrey of J&K High Court inaugurating Lok Adalat on Saturday.
Justice Ali Mohd Magrey of J&K High Court inaugurating Lok Adalat on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 25: As a part of the calendar of activities for the year 2022 framed by J&K Legal Services Authority, a General Lok Adalat was organized throughout the U.T of J&K, today under the patronage of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief J&K Legal Services Authority and under the dynamic guidance of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman J&K Legal Services Authority.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority inaugurated the General Lok Adalat in District Court Complex Srinagar. Thereafter, Justice Magrey, inspected different benches of the National LokAdalat in District Court Complex to have first-hand information about the cases being taken up and disposed of in the Lok Adalat.
As per the information received from various districts, out of a total number of 19,095 cases taken up by 93 Benches in the day long Lok Adalat at various courts across the UT of J&K, 15,357Cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 6,32,79,307 was awarded as compensation settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, electricity and water bills cases, land acquisition, family matters, cheque dishonor and Bank recovery cases.
Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority, M. K. Sharma, thanked all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies & banks, staff of the courts & Legal Services Institutions and litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.