SRINAGAR: A day-long National Lok Adalats were held across the Kashmir Valley during which a number of cases were settled amicably.
In Budgam, National Lok Adalat was organised in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam Rajeev Gupta. During the Adalat, cases of varied natures were taken up for hearing and among them, many were settled.
In addition to it, a large amount was also recovered from the defaulters involved in bank recovery related cases.
In Kulgam, Lok Adalat was held on Saturday in the premises of District Court Complex Kulgam in which 258 cases of different natures were taken up for hearing, out of which 179 cases were settled amicably.
An amount of Rs 444550 was realised in different cases of electricity bills and water bills and Rs 38975 was imposed as fine in criminal RPC challan and traffic challans.
Similar Lok Adalats were held at Qazigund and D.H.pora.
In Anantnag, District Legal Services Authority organized a Lok Adalat here at Court Complex.
Eight benches were constituted for holding of the said National Lok Adalat all over the district under the supervision of District and Sessions Judge Anantnag Syed Tawqeer Ahmad.
As many as 442 cases related to recovery suit, MACT, electricity cases, traffic challans, civil and matrimonial cases were taken up in the said National Lok Adalat, of which 395 cases were settled amicably.
A settlement amount of Rs 1506105 was realised in the National Lok Adalat.
In Shopian, National Lok Adalat was held here in the premises of District Court Complex here under the supervision of chairman District Legal Service Authority Shopian, Ashok Kumar Shavan.
During the proceedings, 288 cases of different natures including pre-litigation were taken up, of which 258 cases were settled by mediation and reconciliation.
An amount of 333000 was realised from defaulters in bank recovery cases.
At Kupwara, National Lok Adalat was held in the district for which eight benches were constituted.
The Lok Adalat was held at district headquarter Kupwara, court complex Handwara, Munsiff Court Sogam and at Munsiff Court Tangdhar.
During the Adalat, 1125 cases were taken up of which 250 cases were disposed-off. A sum of Rs 41 lakh was recovered as bank dues and Rs 51.45 lakh in other civil matters.
Besides, an amount of Rs 68, 000 was recovered as electricity dues and Rs 13,200 was recovered as fine in traffic violation matters.
Similar Lok Adalats were held in other Valley districts on Saturday.
In Baramulla, National Lok Adalat was held at Court Complex here to provide free legal services, facilitate amicable settlement of the disputes and reduce pendency of cases in courts.
The Lok Adalat was organised by District Legal Service Authority Baramulla under the chairmanship of Sub Judge, Baramulla Khursheed-ul-Islam.
As many as 1878 cases were taken up during the Lok Adalat, of which 1573 cases were settled amicably.
Meanwhile, National Lok Adalat was organised by Tehsil Legal Services Committee Sopore. A similar Lok Adalat was organized in the premises of Tehsil Court Complex Uri under the chairmanship of Sub-Judge Uri Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone.