The Lok adalats organised at district courts, Sector 43, disposed of 7,089 cases Saturday. The courts had constituted eleven benches headed by the serving judicial officers which took up cheque bounce cases (under Section 138 of N.I. Act), recovery suits, bank matters, civil suits, executions and traffic/STA/Shop Act Challans were taken up and disposed of with the consent of the parties.
Balbir Singh, District & Sessions Judge, Chandigarh-and-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, UT, Chandigarh, Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh and Amarinder Sharma, Secretary, DLSA, Chandigarh also visited the benches of District Courts Complex, Chandigarh and Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services), Chandigarh and pursued the cases for amicable settlement.
The benches constituted took up 135 cases under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act, two cases pertaining to bank matters, 11 recovery suits, three executions, three civil suits and two miscellaneous applications involving an amount of Rs 2,28,93,066 were disposed of.
The courts also disposed of 6,933 traffic challans. Also, cases pertaining to Registrar of Companies were disposed settled and a fine of Rs 2,98,900 was imposed as fine. In addition to this, 63 cases at pre-litigative stage involving an amount of Rs 1,80,93,684 were also settled.
A dispute relating to a cheque bounce case involving a amount of Rs 1,72,00,000 in which the accused was convicted by the trial court was also settled amicably. The said case was pending in the court since 2014.
The lok adalat was held under the guidance of Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority, UT Chandigarh, Justice Surya Kant, Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and Justice M. Jeyapaul, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division, National Lok Adalat was organised in the District Court, Chandigarh.
A lok adalat was also held in the Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) and 67 cases involving an amount of Rs 61,990 were settled. Eight cases pertaining to banks were taken up by the Debt Recovery Tribunal.
The next national lok adalat will now be held on September 10 and it will be pertaining to criminal compoundable matters.