Lok Adalats settle over 3500 cases in JK

JAMMU: As many as 3509 cases were disposed off in the Lok Adalats convened throughout the State on Saturday.
A government spokesman said that 3031disputes related to labor and 478 family matters were settled. An amount of Rs 5717080 was settled in labor and Rs 115675 in family matters.
The Lok Adalats were convened under the patronage of Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, who is also the patron-in-chief of J&K State Legal Services Authority.
At the High Court complex, the Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge of the State High Court, who is also the Executive Chairman of J&K State Legal Services Authority.
Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Jankraj Kotwal, Judges of J&K High Court were also present on the occasion.
Around 350 cases were taken for settlement in the Lok Adalat held at the High Court and 14 cases were settled on the spot.