STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: A Division Bench of J&K High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan on Monday issued notices to the Commissioner Secretary GAD, Finance, Planning and others, and directed Registrar General of the High Court to seek complete report pertaining to the building from District Judge Poonch in Public Interest Litigation filed by Bar Association Mendhar through Advocate Abrar Ahmed Khan. Appearing for the petitioner Association, Advocates Gagan Basotra and Advocate Abrar Ahmed Khan submitted that the Munsiff Court Building at Mendhar was constructed in the year 1982 and due to the increase in the population there is subsequent increase in the litigation and the existing infrastructure of the building was burnt in the year 2009 due to the unrest in the town and again in the year 2011 the building was hit by the earthquake and has been declared unsafe. They also submitted that since then the Bar is in continuous touch with the authorities and have met the concerned by way of the deputations and representations seeking new building but till date nothing has been done. “Moreover the place for Presiding Officer to deliver Justice is also not adequate due to which the litigants and public at large is suffering”, they submitted. Upon this, the court directed for listing the case on April 9, 2019.
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