SRINAGAR: In order to ensure speedy justice delivery and reduce pendency of cases, National Lok Adalats were held in Bandipora, Sopore, Anantnag, Pulwama, and Kulgam.
Bandipora: 454 cases were taken up for hearing during the Lok Adalat organized by District Legal Services authority at District Court Complex, Bandipora and Munsif Court Complex Sumbal.
As many as 216 cases were settled and a settlement amount of Rs. 33 lakh was awarded.
Sopore: A Lok Adalat was organized at Tehsil Court Complex Sopore which was organized by Legal Services Committee.
On the occasion, 210 cases of various natures including Criminal, Bank cases, MACT cases, Matrimonial, Revenue were taken for hearing and 106 cases were settled on the spot. Moreover, Rs 12 lakh was realized as settlement amount besides an amount of Rs 25000 was also realized as fine in various cases.
Anantnag: A National Lok Adalat was held by District Legal Services Authority at District Court Complex.
During the said Lok Adalat, 325cases related to MACT, Recovery suits, Electricity cases, Traffic challans, Civil and Matrimonial cases were taken up, out of which 238 cases were settled amicably and Rs 26750were realized as fine in electricity and traffic challans. Total settlement amount realized in all settled cases in the district was is Rs 969960.
Pulwama: The Adalat was held at District Court Complex under the Chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority Pulwama.
During Lok Adalat, various criminal compound matters, cases under NI Act, MACT matrimonial, bank matters, civil and cases pertaining to public utilities, labour disputes and pre-litigation were taken up for amicable settlement.
Kulgam: A Lok Adalat was held in which 291 cases were taken up for hearing.
Cases related to NI Act, Bank recovery, MACT, Labour disputes, Family disputes, Municipality, Revenue, Electricity and water bills other cases pending in courts, service matters were taken up for their amicable settlement.
Out of the total cases, 235 cases of different nature were amicably settled, besides an award of Rs 14211786 was also passed in favour of victims in MACT cases.