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1034 cases settle in Lok Adalat held on Saturday

Yadavindra S Rana | December 12, 2020 06:24 PM

CHANDIGARH:Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority,
the State Legal Services Authority along with District Legal Services
Authority, U.T., Chandigarh organized National Lok Adalat here on
Saturday in the District Court, Sector 43, Chandigarh. Necessary
directions regarding safety of litigants, staff and Judicial officers
of the Court had been issued keeping in mind current situation of
pandemic.

Mr. Justice Jaswant Singh, Executive Chairman, State Legal
Services Authority, UT, Chandigarh, during the review meeting had
directed that special arrangements were to be made keeping in view
necessary Covid precautions. It was to be ensured that limited number
of cases were marked to each court and at any one time not more than 2
litigants were to be allowed inside the court room while maintaining
social distancing. Further at the entrance of the court Thermal
screening was done and sanitizers, masks and gloves were distributed.

Eleven benches headed by the serving Judicial Officers were
constituted in the District Courts, Sector-43, Chandigarh. Criminal
Compoundable cases, cases under Section 138 of N.I.Act, Bank Recovery
cases, MACT Cases, Matrimonial Disputes, Labour Disputes, Arbitration
matters, other Civil Cases, Municipal Matters and Traffic Challans
were taken up and disposed off with the consent of the parties.

In today's National Lok Adalat total 1034 cases were disposed
off by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New
District Courts Complex, Sector 43,

Chandigarh which include 1 Criminal Compoundable case, 683
cases under Section 138 of N.I. Act involving an amount of
Rs.21, 30, 86, 738/-, 02 Bank Recovery cases involving amount of
Rs.2, 82, 800/-, 33 Motor Accident Claim cases involving an amount of
Rs.3, 17, 25, 000/-, 12 Matrimonial/Family Disputes, 17 Civil Suits and
Rent Cases involving an amount of Rs.2, 75, 600/-, 09 Executions
involving an amount of Rs.19, 40, 583/-, 01 Criminal Revision, 4 Civil
Misc., 23 Arbitration cases, 3 Civil/Rent Appeals, 4 cases of 125
Cr.P.C., 1 case of D.V. Act, 79 Municipal Matters and 01 Crl.Appeal
were settled.

Besides, 161 Traffic Challans were also disposed of by
imposing a fine of Rs.82, 400/-. In addition to above, 52 cases
involving an amount of Rs.1, 04, 61, 592/- were disposed of by Permanent
Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services). 07 pre-litigative cases
involving an amount of Rs.10, 74, 500/-, 35 Labour Dispute Cases
involving an amount of Rs.12, 18, 498/- and 57 cases relating to
Consumer Disputes were also settled.

District and Sessions Judge (In charge) Vijay Singh and
Judge Ashok Mann. CJM cum Secretary, DLSA thanked for making this Lok
Adalat a success and further appealed to resolve their disputes
through the Lok Adalats as it provides quick and economical justice.

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