Providing requisite infra in all courts top priority: Justice Magray

J&K High Court judge, Justice Ali Muhammad Magray Friday emphasised that providing requisite infrastructure in all courts of J&K and Ladakh Union Territory was on top priority.

Justice Magray made the remarks during his visit to court complex Chadoora and added that many locations have already been identified in both the UTs.

He said creating requisite infrastructure in all courts, will includes construction of new courts, equipped with all facilities like recreation centers, bar council offices and residential quarters for Judges.

Besides, Justice Magray reviewed the process of acquisition of land, inspection of court proceedings, took stock of construction status of ongoing projects in the court complexes.

Justice Magray said the infrastructure will come in next two to three years at all identified places and the complexes will have the facility of Alternate Dispute Redressal Centers(ADRCs), residential quarters for judges, facility to litigants, public and lawyers as they were also stakeholders in the process.

He said these measures will enable strengthening the judicial system in both the UTs of J&K and Ladakh. To acquire the requisite space of land, Justice Magray elaborated that being revenue related matter the authorities have already been taken on board on behalf of the government of Jammu and Kashmir.

He revealed that the Deputy Commissioner Budgam has been directed to initiate the process of identifying the availability of state land and provide all logistics for its acquisition particularly for the court complexes of Charar-i-Sharief, Chadoora and Budgam. He said in addition at some places they may require land from private proprietors also.

During the visit, Justice Magray was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, sub judge Chadoora, Munsif Judge Chadoora, SP Budgam, Bar Council President and others.