A Lok Adalat was today held here at District Court Complex Janipur under the chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, chairman, District Legal Services Authority and Principal District and Sessions Judge Jammu.
A total 323 cases were taken up in the Lok Adalat, 250 were disposed of and an amount of Rs 84893607 was settled. To settle the cases, six numbers of benches were constituted.
Bench number one comprising V C Koul, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jammu, Nighat Sultana, Additional District Judge, and Haq Nawaz Zargar, 3rd Additional District and Sessions Judge TADA POTA, dealt with bank, civil cases and criminal revision.
Bench 2, comprising Mohan Lal Manhas, Special Judge, Anti Corruption, CBI Cases Jammu and Tasleem Arief, Additional Sessions Judge, Anti-Corruption Jammu, Jatinder Singh Jamwal, Presiding Officer MACT dealt with MACT cases, while Bench 3 comprising Surinder Singh, City Judge, Jammu, Pawan Sharma, Sub-Judge, Jammu and Arti Devi, Munsiff, JMIC Jammu dealt with cases related to Criminal Compoundable offences, U/s 138 N.I Act, Petty Criminal Offences.
Similarly, Bench 4, comprising Yahya Firdous Ahangar, Special Railway Magistrate Jammu, Manjeet Rai, Special Mobile Magistrate P&T, Jammu and Wangial Tsering, Forest Magistrate, Jammu dealt with Electricity Water, Passenger Tax, and Civil cases of all nature.
The Bench 5 comprising Naushad Ahmed Khan, Secretary DLSA Jammu and Dinesh Gupta, Special Mobile Magistrate, dealt with Traffic cases and the Bench 6, comprising Manoj Parihar, Special Municipal Magistrate, Jammu and Salahuddin Ahmed, Additional Mobile Magistrate Jammu dealt with municipal and petty compoundable cases.