National Lok Adalat held across Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: A National Lok Adalat was organised in all the districts of Kashmir on Saturday and more than 3400 cases were amicably settled, an official statement stated.
At Srinagar, the Lok Adalat was organised by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar under the chairmanship of Mohammad Akram Chowdhary Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar at District Court Complex Moominabad Srinagar.
On this occasion seven benches for taking different types of cases had been constituted and these benches had taken up 2677 cases out of which 2381 cases were amicably settled on spot and total settlement amount of Rs. 1,39,66,057/- was realized.
At Pulwama, the National Lok Adalat was held at court premises of District Court Complex Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority Pulwama.
During Lok Adalat various cases pertaining to criminal compoundable offence, NI Act, Cases under-section 138, Bank Recovery Cases, MACT Cases, Matrimonial Disputes, Labor Disputes etc. were taken up for amicable settlement.
At Uri, the Lok Adalat was held in which a total of 275 cases of varied natures were taken among which 257 were settled on spot.
At Shopian the National Lok Adalat was held in the premises of District court complex Shopian under the chairmanship of Ashok Kumar Shavana chairman District Legal Service Authority Shopian.
During the proceedings ten benches were constituted for taking up cases of matrimonial act, land acquisition, criminal compoundable, electricity bills, bank recovery, and 222 cases of different nature including Pre-Litigation were taken up, out of which 138 cases has been settled by Mediation and reconciliation. An amount of Rs 68950 has been recovered as fine and same has been deposited in Government Treasury. However, Rs 3474000 were realized from defaulters in bank recovery cases. Besides that, an amount of Rs 1538000 was also realized in different cases, which was paid to the beneficiaries.
At Kulgam the National Lok Adalat was organized by the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Kulgam who is also Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kulgam at District Court Complex Kulgam here today.
As many as 393 cases of various nature were taken up, out of which 191 cases including criminal, matrimonial and MACT were settled amicably during the national Lok Adalat an amount of Rs. 328000 was passed in favour of victims in MACT cases and an amount of Rs. 688675 was realized in different cases of electricity bills, water bills etc, taken up in Lok Adalat and an amount of Rs 1016675 imposed as fine in criminal R.P.C challan and traffic challan.
Four benches were constituted two at head quarter and each one at Qazigund and DH Pora. All the benches were headed by judicial officers, advocates and staff members
At Bandipora, the National Lok Adalat of four benches was organised by District Legal services Authority Bandipora under the chairmanship of District and session judge Bandipora Sayed Sarfaraz Hussain shah.
175 cases of civil and criminal nature including matrimonial cases were taken up in the National Lok Adalat and out of which 108 Cases were settled amicably and an amount Rs.1, 35, 4000 was realized as fine.