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National Lok Adalat held across Kashmir

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Srinagar, March 09,Saleem CNS: The National Lok Adalat was today held across all the district court complexes and several of their subordinate courts wherein various pre and post litigation cases pertaining to different matters were taken.

*In Srinagar*, the National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Addl. District and Sessions Judge Srinagar, Parvaiz Hussain Kachroo at District Court Complex Moominabad Srinagar. The Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Addl. District and Sessions Judge Srinagar in presence of Presiding Officer MACT Court Srinagar Subash Chandar Gupta, Chief Judicial Magistrate Ajaz Ahmad Khan, Spl. Mobile Magistrate Railways 13th TFC Parvaiz Iqbal, Forest Magistrate M Rafiq Chak, Municipal Magistrate Yashpal Sharma, PT&E Magistrate Umi Kulsum, Spl. Mobile Magistrate (Traffic) Gowhar Majeed Dalal besides several others.On the occasion, eight benches were constituted for taking up different types of cases. The benches took up 2085 cases out of which 1663 cases were amicably settled on the spot and total settlement amount of Rs 1,21,33,250 was realized.

*In Anantnag*, National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Anantnag under the Chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority, Anantnag. Under the Chairmanship of Mohammad Ashraf Malik Pr. Distt. and Sessions Judge, Anantnag.Six Benches were constituted for holding the said National Lok-Adalat at the District headquarter as well as in its subordinate courts of the District. 570 cases related to recover suits, MACT, Electricity cases, Civil and Matrimonial cases were taken up in the said National Lok Adalat out of which 178 cases were amicably settled. Total settlement amount in all the settled cases including MACT cases in the today’s National Lok-Adalat is Rs 4420600.

*In Handwara,* National Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of Chief Judicial Megistrate Sunil Sangra (Chairman TLSA) Handwara at court complex today.The Adalat was organised by Tehsil Legal Services committees Handwara, during which100 cases of various natures including criminal, bank cases, MACT cases, matrimonial, electricity and water bills, revenue and other cases were taken up duiring the NLA for their settlement.26 cases /disputes were examined and settled on spot amicably and Rs 35800 recovered as award .

*In Shopian,* the National Lok Adalat was held in the premises of district court complex Shopian under the chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority Shopian Ashok Kumar Shavan Principal District and Session Judge Shopian.During the proceedings, eleven benches were constituted for taking up cases of matrimonial act, land acquisition, criminal compound able, electricity bills, bank recovery etc.In the Lok Adalat, 271 cases of different nature including pre-litigation were taken up, out of which 148 cases were settled by mediation and reconciliation. An amount of Rs 64950 has been recovered as fine and same has been deposited in government treasury. An amount of Rs 208000 were recovered from defaulters in bank recovery cases. Besides that, an amount of Rs 304250 was also realized in different cases which was paid to the beneficiaries.Among others the Lok Adalat was attended by officers from District Administration , judiciary, Advocates, Litigants and other prominent citizens.

*In Pulwama,* the National Lok Adalat was held in the court premises of District Court Complex Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Principal and Session Judge Mohammedd Ibraiem Wani, Chairman District Legal Services Authority Pulwama .During the Adalat various cases pertaining to criminal compoundable offence, NI Act, cases under-section 138,Bank Recovery Cases, MACT cases, matrimonial disputes, labor disputes etc. were taken up for amicable settlement.On the occasion, senior and junior advocates of Bar Association Pulwama , prominent citizens and large no of litigants were present.

*In Kulgam,* the National Lok Adalat was organised today in District court complex Kulgam, under the Chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority Kulgam (Pr. District & sessions Judge). Three benches were constituted, two at head quarter and one at D.H.Pora. All the benches were headed by judicial officers and staff members. In the National Lok Adalat, 332 cases related to Bank recovery, MACT, Labour dispute, family dispute, Municipality, N.l Act Cases u/s 138, Revenue cases were taken up, out of which 178 cases were amicably settled and an award of Rs 75100 was passed in favour of victims in MACT cases and an amount of Rs 67050 was realized in different cases of electricity bills, water bills etc. Similarly an amount of Rs 67050 was imposed as fine in criminal R. P. C challan and traffic challan.

*In Budgam,* the National Lok Adalat was held today in district court complex Budgam and its sub ordinate courts. During the Adalat, different types of cases were taken up and maximum number of cases were settled amicably. An amount of rupees Rs 94,3300 were also recovered in bank cases.