General Lok Adalat held across UT of J&K

*30,925 cases resolved, Rs 13.68 cr settled

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 17: 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 Tashi Rabstan, Chief Justice (Acting), High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief and Executive Chairman J&K Legal Services Authority.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total number of 34,240 cases taken up by 112 Benches in the day long Lok Adalat at various courts across the UT of J&K, 30,925 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 13,67,83,490 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.
M K Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority thanked all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies & banks, staff of the courts & Legal Services Institutions & litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.
R N Watal, Chairman DLSA Reasi (Pr.District& Sessions Judge Reasi, District Legal Services Authority Reasi organised General Lok Adalat in District Reasi.
Five Benches for settling the referred cases were constituted in which Bench No.1 was comprising of R.N. Watal, Pr. District & Sessions Judge Reasi, Sunil Kumar, Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Reasi and Advocate R.K. Sharma, District Court Complex, Reasi, Bench No. 2 was comprising of Archana Charak, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Reasi, Advocates Shalinder Bhardawajand Ankush Sharma, Bench No. 3 was comprising of Priyanka Mahajan, Additional Mobile Magistrate, Reasi, Advocates Rashi Baru, and Shazia Akhter Punjabi, Bench No. 4 was comprising of Lakshay Badyal, Munsiff, Katra, Advocates Akhil Prashar, President Bar Association, Katra and Sandeep Padha, Bench No. 5 was comprising of Ghulam Murtaza, Munsiff, Mahore, Advocate Abdul Gani Bhatt, President Bar Association, Mahore and Advocate S S Sahni.
The matters placed before the Benches included Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque Bounce, Recovery matters, MACT, Matrimonial and Prelitigation matters. A total number of495 cases were taken up for their amicable settlement out of which 282 cases were settled and an amount of Rs 4401860 was realized as settlement amount.