Lok Adalat settles 376 cases

A Lok Adalat was held at district court complex under the chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, chairman, District Legal Services Authority and Principal District and Sessions Judge Jammu.

During the Lok Adalat, six benches were constituted to settle cases of different nature, an official handout said.

Bench number one comprising V.C. Koul, Principal District & Sessions Judge Jammu,  Nighat Sultana, Additional District Judge, Bank Cases Jammu and  Haq Nawaz Zargar, 3rd  Additional District & Sessions Judge TADA POTA, dealt with Bank Cases, Civil Cases and Criminal cases.

Similarly, bench number 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 .

Bench number 3 comprising Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Chief Judicial Magistrate, 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.

Likewise, bench number 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.

Bench number 5 comprising  Naushad Ahmed Khan. Secretary DLSA Jammu and  Dinesh Gupta, Special Mobile Magistrate, dealt with Traffic Cases. Besides, bench number 6 comprising Manoj Parihar, Special Municipal Magistrate, Jammu and  Slahuddin Ahmed, Additional Mobile Magistrate Jammu dealt with Municipal & Petty Compoundable cases.

Meanwhile, a special Bench was also constituted to deal with Matrimonial cases which comprised of VC Koul, Chairman, DLSA, Pr. District & Sessions Judge Jammu, Haq Nawaz Zargar, 3rd Addl. District & Sessions Judge, TADA/POTA,  Kalpana Revo, Addl. District Judge Matrimonial, Jammu and  Naushad Ahmed Khan, Secretary, DLSA Jammu.

A total 414 cases were taken up, of which, 376 cases were disposed of.