SRINAGAR: There are over 2 lakh cases pending in J&K high court and subordinate courts in the state, according to the official data released here by the high court on Monday. As per the data about pending cases for the month of June, there are 58552 cases pending in the state’s highest court. Of them 53534 are civil while 5018 are of criminal nature.
It reveals that 1202 cases—1076 (civil) and 126 (criminal) were instituted in June. 695 civil and 50 criminal cases were disposed during the month.
Of the overall cases, 22679(civil) and 859 (criminal) are pending for more than five years.
Similarly, the report states that there 141910 cases—(48080 civil) and 93830 (criminal)—pending in the subordinate courts. Of them, 3512 (civil) and 4911 (criminal) cases are pending for more than half a decade. Regarding the month of June, it states that 2253 civil and 14770 criminal cases were instituted and of the 17023 cases in total, 12492 cases disposed. Of them, 1966 were civil while 10526 were criminal cases.
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.