6564 cases settled at National Lok Adalat Jammu

Time & Us
Last Updated: September 10, 2017 at 2:15 am

JAMMU: A National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex, Jammu today under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) .

The Lok Adalat was held on the direction of Chairman National Legal Service Authority and under the supervision of pattern-in-chief Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Chairman State Legal Service Authority Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir.

A total of 6841 cases were taken up, out of which 6564 cases were decided. A total of Rs. 37,93,77888/- was settled by a total of Ten Benches.

The first bench was presided over V,C. Koul, Pr. District and Sessions Judge, Jammu and assisted by   Haq Nawaz Zargar, 3rd Additional District & Sessions Judge, Jammu. The second bench was presided over by   M.L. Manhas, Special Judge Anti Corruption (CBI cases) Jammu and assisted by   Slahuddin Ahmed, Additional Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Jammu. The third bench was headed by  Bala Jyoti, Additional District Judge (Bank Cases) Jammu and assisted by   Surinder Singh, City Judge, Jammu.

The fourth bench was headed by  Sham Lal Lalhal, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Jammu assisted by  Jatinder Singh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, MACT, Jammu.

The fifth bench was headed by Khalil Ahmed Choudhary, Presiding Officer District Consumer Protection Forum, Jammu and assisted by Som Lal, Sub Judge, Special Mobile Magistrate Jammu (13th FC). The sixth bench was headed by   Kusum Pandita, Sub Judge, Jammu and assisted by Wangial Tsering, Forest Magistrate, Jammu. The seventh bench was headed by   Manoj Parihar, Special Municipal Magistrate, Jammu and assisted by Amit Sharma, Special Mobile Magistrate Traffic Jammu and ADC Jammu. The eighth bench was headed by Sudhir Khajuria, Mobile Magistrate, (Electricity) Jammu and assisted by   Manjeet Rai, Special Mobile Magistrate (P&T) Jammu. The 9th Bench was comprised of Yahya Firdous Ahanger, Special Railway Magistrate, Jammu. The 10th Bench was headed by  Som Lal, Sub Judge, Special Mobile Magistrate ( 13th Finance Commission) Jammu and assisted by  Navdeep Singh, Retainer Lawyer.

Lok Adalat Benches were also constituted at Tehsil Headquarters at Bishnah, Akhnoor and R.S. Pura, which were presided over by respective Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Committees. Secretary District Legal Service Authority (Sub Registrar, Jammu) Ms. Swati Gupta was the Nodal Officer in the Lok Adalat.

Cases of Civil nature, Criminal compoundable, petty offences, Bank recovery cases, MACT cases, consumer cases, Matrimonial cases, cases under 138 NIA, Revenue, electricity, water, passenger tax and railway cases were taken up and settled in the Lok Adalat.