1.75 lakh cases pending in subordinate courts
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 17: Nearly 1.75 lakh civil and criminal cases are pending in the subordinate courts of the 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Of these, most over one lakh are criminal cases. While the Jammu district accounts for most cases with 45,000, Kargil has the least pendency with 275 cases.
According to documents available with Greater Kashmir, about 1.76 lakh civil and criminal cases were pending in Sessions, Munsiff and Chief Judicial Magistrate courts by December 2009.
In the valley, the maximum number of cases - 30966 - are pending in Srinagar district, followed by 1700 in Ganderbal, 10,000 in Budgam, 6500 in Pulwama, 4,000 in Shopian and Kulgam each, 11,000 in Islamabad, 4,000 in Bandipore, 13,600 in Varmul, 8,000 in Kupwara, 350 in Leh and 275 in Kargil.
In the Jammu division, the maximum number of pending cases - 45,000 – are in Jammu district, followed by 3000 in Samba, 6,500 in Kathua, 4000 in Udhampur, 1500 in Reasi, 2800 in Ramban, 4000 in Doda, 1600 in Kishtwar, 6,600 in Rajouri and 5700 in Poonch.
Pertinently, the number of cases pending for a decade in Srinagar has gone up to 300, while such cases number eight in Ganderbal, 41 in Budgam, 74 in Pulwama, 28 in Shopian, 13 in Kulgam, 34 in Islamabad, 49 in Bandipore, 193 in Varmul, 87 in Kupwara, none in Kargil and two in Leh while 450 decade old cases are pending in Jammu district.
According to the legal experts, more courts need to be established and all the vacant Munsiff posts filled up to dispose of the pending cases. However, the lawyers attribute the upsurge in case to frivolous litigation.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 IST
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