Over 17,000 cases were disposed of in the National Lok Adalat at Mohali, organised by the District Legal Services Authority in pursuance to the directions of National Legal Services Authority of India. Around 19, 350 cases were taken up.
A total of nine benches in regular courts were set up Mohali, while three benches each were set up in Kharar and Derabassi. Cases including matrimonial, cheque bouncing, traffic, telecom and banking cases were taken up. Justice Suryakant from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is also the Administrative Judge of Sessions Division Rupnagar, supervised the functioning of Lok Adalats in the entire district.
This exercise will help in reducing pendency of court cases. The quick disposal will also reduce the burden on the regular courts, said Parminder Singh Toor, president of the District Bar Association.
Of all the cases taken up on Saturday, over 4,000 cases involved Tata Telecom services alone, many of which could not be disposed off. All Tata Telecom cases, which were not disposed off, were transferred to the Permanent Lok Adalat. Todays exercise was not an eyewash, said T S Bindra, CJM-cum-Secretary of District Legal Services Authority.