Over 1K cases disposed of in National Lok Adalat

Disputes worth Rs12.88 crore settled with mutual consent

Over 1K cases disposed of in National Lok Adalat

The National Lok Adalat in progress in Jalandhar on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 11

As many as 1,111 cases were disposed of and awards worth Rs 12.88 crore were passed across the district in the National Lok Adalat held at Kapurthala on Saturday. To facilitate the people at District Courts Complex in Kapurthala, 10 benches were constituted, four at Phagwara, two at Sultanpur Lodhi and one at Bholath.

Additional Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Rajwinder Kaur said bank recovery case, MACT. Cases, labour matters, electricity and water bill matters, marital matters, land acquisition cases, service matters, revenue cases and other civil matters were settled.

She said filing a case in the Lok Adalat saves both time and money besides providing legal stability to the decision as no appeal can be filed against the decision of Lok Adalat in any court.

She said about 2,862 cases were filed in the National Lok Adalat by the Judicial Courts, out of which 1111 cases were disposed of and an amount of about Rs12,88,06,453 was settled as compensation. Mahesh Kumar Sharma, CJM, said the next National Lok Adalat would be held on December 11 in the courts of District Kapurthala, Phagwara, Sultanpur Lodhi and Bhulath.

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