JAMMU: In a National Lok Adalats held across J&K, 9447 cases were disposed off and an amount of Rs 4.38 crore was awarded in MACT cases and Rs 4.5 crore was recovered in Bank recovery suits, Member Secretary JK Legal Services Authority JKSLSA, RN Watal said here Saturday.
The Member Secretary said that the National Lok Adalat was held under the patronage of Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar who is also patron-in-Chief of JKSLSA and also under the guidance of Justice Yaqoob Mir and Executive Chairman JKSLSA.
During the Lok Adalat, two benches were constituted each at Jammu and Srinagar. At Jammu wing a bench was headed by Justice O P Sharma (Retd) and assisted by Sanjeev Gupta, Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu and other bench was constituted of Puneet Gupta, Special Judge CBI and Mr. R K Watal, Member, Special Tribunal Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Chairman J&K SLSA Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir said the aim of Lok Adalat is to deliver justice to the common masses and more pending cases are disposed off for the benefit of the public. Justice Mir was accompanied by Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice Tashi Rabastan and Janak Raj Kotwal. The Judges supervised and inspected the proceedings of National Lok Adalat at High Court Jammu and District Court Complex Jammu. Member Secretary J&K SLSA R.N. Watal Registrar Judicial Mr Virendar Bahu, Mr. Ajay Gupta, Joint Registrar were also present.