BUDGAM: Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Judge High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, & Ladakh on Sunday inaugurated District Record Room and inspects District Court Complex Budgam.
During his maiden visit to District Court Complex Budgam, after assuming charge of Administrative Judge Budgam, Justice Koul also reviewed the progress of ongoing and proposed works at District and subordinate Courts at Magam and Chadoora.
Justice Koul was presented guard of honour by a squad of J&K Police and was welcomed by Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Principal District & Sessions Judge Budgam, S F Hamid Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Aijaz Ahmad Khan, ADJ, Tahir Gillani, SSP Budgam.
Among others, Noor Mohammad Mir, CJM; Fozia Paul, Secretary DLSA; Sheikh Gowher, Sub Judge, Farah Bashir Munsiff, Mohammad Ashraf, Executive Engineer R&B and Xen PHE Shakeel Rehman were also present on the occasion.
He was accompanied by Abdul Bari, Joint Registrar (protocol) High Court of J&K. Later, Justice Koul also chaired a meeting of officers to review progress of ongoing and proposed developmental works and emphasized on timely execution and completion of all projects.
The projects included, New District Court Complex, Budgam, Construction of Court Complex at Beerwah (Addl. Special Mobile Magistrate, Beerwah), Construction/Expansion of Court Complex, Chadoora, Construction of Munsiff’s Residence and Lawyers Chambers at Magam, Construction of Munsiff’s Residence and Lawyers Chambers at Magam and Acquisition of Land for construction of Munsiff Court Charar-i-sharief.
Justice Koul asserted that work on the ongoing projects be expedited and completed in a stimulated timeframe. On the occasion, Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Principal District & Sessions Judge Budgam apprised him about the ground position regarding infrastructure development and other allied matters of district Budgam.
Justice Koul also inspected the courts and took stock of case disposal and pendencies. He called for ensuring vibrant justice delivery and clearance of pendecies in a time bound manner. During his visit, Justice Koul also interacted with various senior lawyers including Bar President Adv Nisar Ahmad Kuchay. Later on, Justice Koul also planted a sapling in Court Complex Budgam.