Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Committee in presence of Justice M K Hanjura, Judge High Court of J&K today inaugurated National Lok Adalat Sessions in ADR Centre, High Court Complex, Srinagar.Justice Magrey along with Justice M K Hanjura also inaugurated a National Lok Adalat organized by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar under the chairmanship of Principal District & Sessions Judge Srinagar, Mohammad Akram Chowdhary at District Court Complex, Moominabad Srinagar.Two Benches at High Court and six Benches at lower court had been constituted for holding these Lok Adalats.Out of total number of 311 cases that were taken up before the Lok Adalat at High Court, 34 cases were settled amicably. The cases include MACT Cases, Bank Cases, Services Writ Matters, Criminal Compoundable Cases, 138 Negotiable Instruments Act Cases etc.Justice Magrey and Justice Hanjura impressed upon the parties present to go for amicable settlement through negotiations and reconciliation instead of resorting to adversarial litigation.Bench No. 1 was presided by principal District Judge Srinagar, Mohammad Akram Chowdhary and assisted by Presiding Officer Motor Accident, Subash Chander Gupta both had taken up 34 cases out of which 21 cases were amicably settled with an amount of Rs. 1,13,10,000 was granted as compensation on this occasion.
Under Bench No. 2 Presiding Officer District Consumer Protection Forum Srinagar, Mohammad Ashraf Malik was assisted by Advocate Member, Farah Deeba. The bench took up 32 cases out of which 9 cases were settled and a compensation of Rs. 4,63,925 was granted.Bench No. 3 dealing with Bank Recovery cases was presided over by Additional District Judge Bank Cases Srinagar, Kalpana Revo and assisted by 3rd Additional District Judge, Srinagar Mehmood Ahmad Chowdhary took up 120 cases with compromise pre-litigation cases out of which 16 cases were amicably settled.Bench No. 4 presided over by Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Parvaiz Hussain Kachroo who was assisted by 2nd Additional Munsiff Srinagar, Faizanul-Haq Iqbal took up 30 cases out of which 12 were settled.Bench No. 5 presided over by Forest Magistrate Srinagar, Mohammad Rafiq Chak and assisted by Municipal Magistrate Srinagar, Yashpal Sharma took up all matrimonial and criminal compoundable cases which include 50, out of which 27 were amicably settled.Bench No. 6 was presided over by Additional Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Srinagar, Mir Wajahat who was assisted by 3rd Additional Munsif, Srinagar, Nusrat Ali Hakak. They had taken 1100 cases of offences and violations under Motor Vehicles Act, out of which 993 were amicably settled and a fine of amount Rs. 2,02,350 was recovered.