HC asks Sessions Judges to give pendency of cases by Feb 5

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed all Principal and Sessions Judges to provide consolidated statement regarding cases pending in the districts for last month.
“The statement must reach the registry (of the court) by February 5,” reads an order by M K Hanjura, Registrar General of the high court.
As per a report release by the high court last month, there are 312759 cases pending in J&K high court and subordinate courts in state.
By the end of September 30 last year, there were 106982 cases pending in the state’s highest court. Of them 99353 were civil while 7629 are of criminal nature.
Of the pending cases, 5944 (civil) and 171 (criminal) were pending for more than ten years while 25662 (civil) and 751 (criminal) were 5 to 10 years old.
Similarly, the report stated that there were 205777 cases –(84090 civil) and 121687(criminal)—pending in the subordinate courts. Of them, 1246 (civil) and 894 (criminal) cases are pending for more than a decade while 4532 (civil) and 6737 (criminal) are 5 to 10 years old.
The report also reveals that there were 4014 (civil) and 1491 (criminal) cases which has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India while the 1844 (civil) and 1159 (criminal) cases have been stayed in subordinate courts.
The report said that 8019 (civil) and 532 (criminal) cases have been disposed of by the high court from 1 January to 3 September last year while the number of cases decided by subordinate courts during same time include 43865 civil and 207176 criminal cases.
According to the report, the data compiled in different categories provide an insight to the work load of the Courts at different levels and the work accomplished by the Courts.
“The data also provides platform for assessing infrastructure requirements for smooth running of the Court business,” it added.