JAMMU, Dec 11: J&K Legal Services Authority and Ladakh Legal Services Authority today organized National Lok Adalats throughout the UTs of J&K and Ladakh during which 59,649 cases were resolved and an amount of Rs 61.87 crore was awarded as compensation/settlement amount.
Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Patron-in-Chief J&K Legal Services Authority inaugurated the National Lok Adalat at High Court Complex Jammu in presence of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Chairman High Court Legal Services Committee. During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice distributed cheques of compensation amount settled in the National Lok Adalat to the victims of motor accidents.
Likewise Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority (JKLSA) inaugurated the National Lok Adalat in District Court Complex Srinagar in presence of Justice Mohd Akram Chowdhary. Thereafter, Justice Magrey inspected different benches of the National Lok Adalat in District Court Complex as well as in the Srinagar Wing of the High Court to have first-hand information about the cases being taken up and disposed of in the National Lok Adalat.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total number of 70789 cases taken up by 144 Benches in the day-long National Lok Adalat at various courts across the UT of J&K, 59071 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs 59,85,70,761 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.
Likewise in Ladakh a total of 797 Cases were taken up by 6 Benches and 578 cases were disposed of. Besides this, an amount of Rs 2,01,24,382 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. Out of 59,649 cases settled in National Lok Adalat, 686 cases were matrimonial and cheque bounce cases.
Meanwhile, District Legal Services Authority Baramulla in collaboration with Tehsil Legal Service Committees organized Special Lok Adalats across the district. The Adalats were conducted under the chairmanship of Principal District & Sessions Judge Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Wani. At District Court Baramulla, the Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the Principal District and Sessions Judge wherein 6 Benches were constituted for hearing the cases. These benches were chaired by Chairman DLSA, Mohd Yousuf Wani, Ist Additional Judge, Mohd Ashraf Khan, Additional Judge, OP Baghat, Sub Judge Mansoor Ahmad Lone, SPL Mobile Magistrate and Mir Sayeem Qayoom, respectively.
The Lok Adalat comprised of total 14 benches were constituted in the entire district in which 2026 different cases/matters were taken up, out of which 1420 cases were settled amicably on spot. An amount of Rs 2.46 crore was also recovered as the settlement amount. Amount on account of composition, maintenance charges and civil cases were also realized, respectively.
A National Lok Adalat was held today at District Court Complex, Doda under the supervision of Mehmood Ahmed Chowdhary, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Doda, where under different types of cases were taken up for settlement. Two benches were constituted for disposal of the cases. First Bench was headed by Mehmood Ahmed Chowdhary, Additional District & Sessions Judge and assisted by Neena Thakur, Additional Special Mobile Magistrate Doda and the 2nd Bench was headed by Prem Sagar, Chief Judicial Magistrate Doda and assisted by Sheikh Babar Hussain, District Mobile Magistrate (T) Doda. A total of 111 cases of varied nature were settled by both the benches and an amount of Rs 2,62,15,350 was realized as settlement amount.