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Total of 1896 cases disposed off in the National Lok Adalat held on Saturday

Y.S.Rana | May 12, 2024 03:43 PM

CHANDIGARH: In the National Lok Adalat total of 1896 cases were disposed off by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New District Courts Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh.

The cases included four Criminal Compundable cases, 1692 cases under Section 138 of N.I. Act involving an amount of Rs.72, 36, 923/-, 25 Motor Accident Claim cases involving an amount of Rs2, 08, 89, 000/-, 12 Matrimonial/Family Disputes, 30 Civil Suits and Rent Cases involving an amount of Rs.1, 05, 000/-, 54 Executions involving an amount of Rs.5, 13, 56, 808/-, four Criminal Revision, five C riminal misc., 19 Civil Misc. involving amount of Rs.1, 70, 21, 864/-, 10 Arbitration cases, five Civil/Rent Appeal, 13 cases of 125 CrPC, 12 cases of D.V. Act, seven Criminal Appeals involving amount of Rs.5, 90, 000/- and four Guardian and Ward Act Cases were disposed off. Besides, 3004 Traffic Challans were also disposed off by imposing a fine of Rs.23, 82, 200/-.

The National Lok Adalat was held on Saturday under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority, the State Legal Services Authority along with District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh.Twelve 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 addition to above, 1469 cases involving an amount of Rs.1, 72, 289/- were disposed of by Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services), 34 pre-litigation cases involving an amount of Rs.16, 83, 000/-, seven Labour Dispute Cases involving an amount of Rs.78, 733/-, 65 Cases involving an amount of Rs.6, 82, 70, 216, /- were disposed of by three Benches of State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission and 208 cases involving amount of Rs.80.53 Crores were settled at DRT, Chadigarh.

The National Lok Adalat was conducted under the benign presence of Mrs. Justice Lisa Gill, Executive Chairperson, State Legal Services Authority, UT, Chandigarh. One matter relating to divorce was listed before the Bench dealing with Family disputes. The divorce petition was filed by husband wherein the parties were married sincecyear 2009 and were having two children. The husband and wife were residing separately sinceclong. With the intervention of Mrs. Justice Lisa Gill and the Bench presided by over Mr Judge Puneet Mohan Sharma, Learned Additional District Sessions Judge, Chandigarh and other Members which included Counsellor, the matter was compromised. The petitioner and his wife happilycagreed to live together along with their children, thus making a happy family reunion. LokcAdalats work in the spirit of harmony, compromise and understanding, hence both the partiescfeel satisfied.

Learned District & Sessions Judge, Chandigarh Sh. Arunvir Vashishta; LearnedcMember Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, UT, Chandigarh Sh. Surender Kumar; andcChief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, UT, ChandigarhcMs. Navjeet Klair thanked all for making this Lok Adalat a success.

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