Some sixteen years after it officially became a district,Moga is set to finally get a sessions court after the Punjab and Haryana High cleared a proposal to set-up a sessions division here on Friday. Karamjit Singh Kang,Additional Session Judge,will assume charge as the first Moga district and sessions judge at a function,which will be held here on Saturday.
According to the president of the Moga District Bar Association,Sunil Garg,Justice Ranjit Singh Randhawa,chairman of the HC building committee,will preside over the formal function that will be attended by Justice K C Puri,Administrative Judge of the Faridkot and Moga districts and Justice AN Jindal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A district is only complete after its gets a session court. A district can be created and it may be politically or administratively announced but the setting up of sessions division completes the process. This success is the result of the struggle and perseverance of the Moga advocates that began the same year the district was made and finally it has borne fruit, Garg said.
Moga is the 17th district of the state and was created on November 24,1995. It along with Muktsar were carved out of Faridkot,which in turn had been carved out of Ferozepur. Creation of a sessions court is a huge relief for the general public who now had to travel all the way to Faridkot for matters that can be addressed only in the principal court like transfer of cases or some administrative tasks. This is a huge moment for the district, added Garg.