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1244 cases disposed-off in National Lok Adalats Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Feb 14: National Lok Adalat was held across the State at High Court, district and tehsil levels. The National Lok Adalats were held for the cases under Sarfaesi ACT/Bank recovery cases and cases under Section 138 of NI Act. The Adalats were held under the patronage of Justice NN Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Patron-in-Chief, J&K State Legal Services Authority and guidance of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge, High Court of J&K and Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority. As many as 1244 cases were disposed of by amicable settlement including 116 cases under NI Act. An amount of Rs 146276533 was recovered in bank recovery cases whileas Rs 53,280,900 was recovered in cases under Section 138 of NI Act. A National Lok Adalat was held today in District Court Complex Janipur under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Jammu RS Jain in which two benches were constituted to take-up the matters of 138 NIA and Bank cases. The Bench comprising Additional District Judge Bank Cases Jammu and Special Mobile Magistrate (13th Finance Commission) took-up a total 180 cases of bank out of which 177 cases were settled and an amount of Rs 5, 79, 83, 299 was recovered from defaulted and another Bench Comprising Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Mr Sanjay Dhar and 3rd Additional Sessions Judge YP Kotwal tookup of 121 cases of NI Act (cheque bounce cases) out of which 20 cases were settled and Rs 7, 07, 900 was released as fine. At Reasi, District Legal Services Authority organized National Lok Adalat under the chairmanship of KS Parihar, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Principal, District and Sessions Judge, Reasi. In the Lok Adalat out of 85 cases, 30 cases were settled and an amount of Rs 35,093,72 was recovered, two benches were constituted for settlement of cases. At Ramban, National Lok Adalat was held in the district court complex Ramban under the chairmanship of Rajesh Sekhri, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. A total of 213 cases were disposed off and an amount of Rs 40,77,568 was realized and paid to the claimants in recovery cases and an amount of Rs 42,48,412 was recovered in bank cases. At Udhampur, National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex under the chairmanship of RK Watel, Chairman, DLSA, Principal, District and Sessions Judge. A total of 30 cases were settled and an amount of Rs 2,98,000 was recovered. At Samba, National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Inder Singh, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. A total of 90 cases were taken up out of which 57 cases were settled including 54 bank cases in which Rs 36,99,651 was awarded and a sum of Rs 2,27,200 was recovered on the spot. At Kathua, National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority VC Koul. National Lok Adalat comprised 2 benches. First bench was presided over by District and Session Judge VC Koul, and assisted by Additional District and Session Judge, Sonia Gupta and second bench comprised of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Deepak Sethi and District Mobile Magistrate, Dinesh Gupta. The first bench settled 89 bank cases and recovery to the tune of Rs 72,40,000 was awarded. The second bench settled 26 cases under section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act. At Anantnag, National Lok Adalat was organised at District Court Complex as well as in the subordinate courts of the District under the Supervision of Chairman District Legal Services Authority Anantnag Mohammad Akram Choudhary, who is also Principal District & Sessions Judge Anantnag. In the said Lok Adalat, 158 cases related to Post Bank/Under Section- 138 NI Act were taken up out of which 30 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs 15,92,696 was recovered. At Bandipora, National Lok Adalat was held during which 8 Bank cases including Section 138, Negotiable Instrument Act, Recovery Suits etc. (Pending and Pre-litigation matters) were amicably settled on the spot. An amount of Rs 5.45 lakh was also awarded under these bank cases taken up in the Lok Adalat. Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora, Puneet Gupta chaired the Lok Adalat at Bandipora Court Complex where Chief Judicial Magistrate Bandipora and Munsiff Bandipora assisted the cases. Similarly, Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee, Sumbal, Fariqa Nazir presided over the Lok Adalat at Court Complex Sumbal where President Bar Association assisted the cases. At Ganderbal, National Lok Adalat was held at Court Complex. Two Benches, comprising Principal District and Session Judge, Ajaz Ahmad Mir and Munsiff Judicial Magistrate Ganderbal, Tabasum and other comprising Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ajaz Ahmad Khan and Munsiff Judicial Magistrate, Muneer Ahmad Mir were constituted for disposal of the cases. As many as 25 cases were disposed off and an amount of Rs 37 lakh was recovered. At Shangus, National Lok Adalat was held at Munsiff Court Complex under the chairmanship of Altaf Hussain Khan, Chairman, Tehsil Legal Services Committee Shangus. In the said Lok Adalat, 21 cases were taken up out of which 15 cases were settled amicably on spot in presence of concerned parties.



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National Lok Adalat held across State Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Mar 14: National Lok Adalats were held across the State. At Poonch, a National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Jaffer Hussain Beg, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. 13 cases of Land Acquisition Act were taken up of which 9 cases were settled, two cases pertaining to revenue were taken up and settled whereas 9 cases under MGNREGA were taken up and all the cases were settled. At Rajouri, a National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. One revenue case and 3 cases of MGNREGA were settled with an amount of Rs 2,46,157. At Ramban, a National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of MR Chak, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. 177 pre-litigation MGNREGA cases were disposed off in the National Lok Adalat. At Kathua, National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority. 716 MGNREGA and 256 SDRF cases were settled and an amount of Rs 4,63,55,500 was passed. At Kishtwar, National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Bala Jyoti, Principal District and Sessions Judge Kishtwar. Two special benches to deal with MGNREGA cases were constituted, wherein huge numbers of cases were settled. Earlier, the National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Mohammad Javed Khan. National Lok Adalat was held in District Court Complex at Udhampur, Ramnagar, Chenani and Majalta. A total of 45 cases were taken up, out of which 30 cases have been settled. An amount of Rs 4,50,79,615.61 has been awarded, out of which an amount of Rs 1,56,10,489.96 has been disbursed through cheques to the parties. At Kulgam, National Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of Subash C Gupta, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority and Principal District and Sessions Judge in collaboration with Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee CL Bavoria. Three benches were constitutedDistrict Headquarter, DH Pora and Qazigund. Matter/claims/grievances of the job card holders under MNREGA and cases related to revenue and land acquisition were taken up and amicably settled. Rs 1,60,01,494 was settled as claims of job holders as outstanding against RDD of the manual labourers under MGNREGA Scheme. 1270 cases were fixed out of which 1233 cases were settled amicably. At Bandipora, as many as 30 cases with regard to land acquisition, MGNREGA and other Revenue cases were taken up during the National Lok Adalat held under the chairmanship of Principal District and session Judge Bandipora, Puneet Gupta at District Court Complex. As many as 06 cases were disposed off amicably on the spot. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, CJM Bandipora, Munsiff Bandipora besides advocates and litigants were present during the Lok Adalat organized by District Legal Services Authority. At Anantnag, National Lok Adalat was organized at District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Principal District and Sessions Judge Anantnag, Mohammad Akram Choudhary. As many as 42 cases were taken-up out of which 15 cases were amicably settled. At Shangus, National Lok Adalat was held at Munsiff Court Complex Shangus under the chairmanship of Chairman Legal Service Committee Shangus Altaf Hussain Khan. The Lok Adalat which was presided over by Munsiff JMIC Shangus Advocate Sheikh Mushtaq attended as member of the bench. As many as 29 cases were taken-up, out of which 22 cases were settled amicably on spot in presence of concerned parties. At Srinagar, National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority, Srinagar at Sanat Ghat, Bemina under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Rashid Ali Dar. As many as 535 cases were taken up, out of which 499 cases were settled amicably. At Baramulla, Lok Adalat comprising various benches was held under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Baramulla Raja Shujat Ali Khan, at Court Complex Baramulla and Tehsil Headquarters of the district. Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla Talat Parvaiz, Ist Additional District and Sessions Judge Baramulla Parveez Hussain Kachroo, Sub Judge Baramulla Raja Tasleem, Assistant Commissioner, Revenue and Tehsildar were present on the occasion. About 300 cases were settled. At Shopian, Lok Adalat was organized at District Court Shopian under the chairmanship of Mohammad Ashraf Khan, who is also the Incharge Chairman DLSA Shopian. Large number of cases were taken up during the National Lok Adalat, out of which 41 cases were amicably settled. At Kupwara, National Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of Chairman DLSA, Principal District and Sessions Judge Kupwara, Mohammad Ibrahim Wani in which 93 cases pertaining to Pre-Trial and PostTrial were taken up for settlement of them. As many as 50 cases were settled amicably between the parties on spot. At Handwara, Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Handwara in which 43 cases were taken up for settlement, out of which 9 cases were settled amicably



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