STATE TIMES NEWSSRINAGAR: National Lok Adalat was on Saturday organised at both wings of High Court J&K in the ADR Centres High Court Complex, Srinagar/Jammu. The National Lok Adalat was organized under the patronage of Justice Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice, High Court Jammu and Kashmir and Patron-in-Chief, J&K State Legal Services Authority, under the guidance of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, High Court of J&K and Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority, and under the supervision and special guidance of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge, High Court of J&K and Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Authority. Total 285 post-litigation and 175 pre-litigation cases of different nature like MACT cases, Bank cases, services writ matters, Criminal Compoundable cases, 138 Negotiable Instruments Act, 561-A Cr. P.C Cases and more were listed before the National Lok Adalat. In both the wings of the High Court, 31 cases which included MACT Cases (3), Bank Cases (Recovery) Pre-Litigation (16), Services Writ Petition (8), Criminal Compoundable Cases (2), Other Civil Cases (2), were settled today. Besides, compensation of Rs 64,50,000 was also awarded during the Adalat. Meanwhile, National Lok Adalat, second in the series of 2019, was held in all the courts across the State. 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 organized 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, Labour disputes, Electricity and Water Bills cases, Land Acquisition, Family Matters, Cheque dishonor and Bank Recovery Cases.
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