CJ inaugurates fast track courts

Jammu, Jan 10: Jammu and Kashmir became the first northern state to have fast track courts for trail of cases pertaining to the offences against women.
Chief Justice of the state Justice M M Kumar Thursday inaugurated five Fast Track courts, including one each in the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
The High Court has also sought creation of 10 Fast Track Courts of the rank of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Sub Judge (JMIC) in the state to try the cases pertaining to offences against women at Magistrate level, an official spokesman said.
The courts which have been designated as Fast Track Courts included 3rd Additional District Judge (TADA), Jammu, Court of 2nd Additional District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Court of 1st Additional District and Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag and Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Pulwama.
At the inaugural function, held here today, the Chief Justice, in tune with the policy to use tools of modern technology for faster administration of justice, inaugurated the courts earmarked as Fast Track Courts in Kashmir Division through video conferencing.
Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Hasnain Masoodi, besides prominent lawyers, government functionaries and Law Officers of the state were present at the inaugural function here at Janipur Courts Complex.
During his interaction with the Judges of these courts, the Chief Justice emphasised the obligations of delivering timely justice.
It is pertinent to mention here that the J&K High Court has sought the creation of eight courts of the rank of District & Sessions Judge as Fast Track Courts in the districts where there is huge pendency of rape cases.
In Srinagar, the court would function from Saddar Court Srinagar. Additional District and Sessions Judge, Madan Lal has been given additional charge of Fast Track Court of Srinagar.
Chief Justice impressed upon the Judges to complete the process of all the sexual crime related cases up to January 21, 2013 so that from January 22, 2013 these cases are settled through Fast Track Court inaugurated today.
The Principal District and Sessions Judge, Muhammad Shafi Khan on this occasion said that 188 cases of different nature are under trial in district Srinagar out of which 50 cases has been settled.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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