KUPWARA: Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdu Haq Khan on Friday announced a grant of Rs 3 crore for the construction of a new complex at District court complex Kupwara.
The Minister said this during an interaction with the judges, lawyers and the general public at District Court complex. District Sessions judge Mohammad Ibrahim Wani, Sub judge Prem Sagar, Munsif Abdul Qayoom Mir, Public Prosecutor Abdul Qayoom, President Bar Association Ghulam Mohammad Shah Senior and junior lawyers of the district and prominent citizens were present on the occasion.
Responding to the grievances put forward by the judicial staff and lawyers, the minister announced the initial grant of Rs 3 crore to construct infrastructure for the new courtrooms and also assured every possible support to develop more infrastructure for the convenience of the judges, lawyers and the general public.
The Minister also inspected the ongoing work on Lawyers chamber and directed the officials expedite work so that it can be dedicated to the lawyers as soon as possible. The Lawyers chambers are being constructed at the cost of Rs 1.8 crore.
The Minister also said that government is committed to facilitate speedy delivery of justice and steps are being taken to strengthen the judiciary for the timely deliverance of justice.
He said the state will ensure infrastructure development, better facilities for judicial officers and modernization of the judicial system besides fine tuning the investigation mechanism to ensure a strong judicial system common masses welfare. He said in this regard more courts have been established and steps are being taken to increase the posts of judges to reduce the pendency of cases.
The members of Bar Association Kupwara called on the Minister and apprised him of their grievances. The Minister assured them that their grievances would be redressed at the earliest.