National Lok Adalat held in all courts across J&K

SRINAGAR: A National Lok Adalat, second in the series of 2019, was held on Saturday in all the courts across the state, including both wings of the High Court of J&K.
The National Lok Adalat was held under the guidance and supervision of Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice High Court of J&K and Patron-in-Chief J&K State Legal Services Authority, and of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge High Court of J&K and Executive Chairman J&K State Legal Services Authority, and under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority.
Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority, on the basis of information collected from all the courts disclosed that the Lok Adalat was organised in all the court complexes of three divisions – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Out of a total number of 19,686 cases taken up by 133 Benches in the day-long Lok Adalat at various courts across the state, 12,884 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs 54,04,22,009 approximately was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in Civil, Criminal and Labour disputes, Electricity and Water Bills cases, Land Acquisition, Family Matters, Cheque dishonour and Bank Recovery cases.