Srinagar: A National LokAdalat was inaugurated by Mohammad Ashraf Malik-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam, at District Court Complex Budgam.
Each Court had identified cases for the LokAdalat beforehand and same were placed before eight different benches constituted by DLSA Budgam for settlement in LokAdalat.
The matters placed before the Benches included Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque bounce, Bank matters, MACT, Matrimonial, Tenancy, Electricity and Pre-litigation matters. However, efforts were made to place oldest cases before the Benches for their settlement as per the directions of Executive Chairman, JK LSA
“A total number of 1500 matters were taken up for their amicable settlement, out of which 1182 matters were settled. Besides, an amount of Rs. 3.70 crores was realized in toto in the settlement,” said spokespersons.
He added that the settled matters included 20 MACT matters, in which an amount of Rs. 1.03 Crores was awarded as compensation and wherein the highest award of Rs. 37 lacs was awarded in one of the MACT cases.