Justice Sanjay Dhar, Justice Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Judges of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, visited Rajouri to inspect proposed site for construction of District Court Complex Rajouri and Munsiff courts.
The Judges were accompanied by the District and Sessions Judge, Kalpana Revo, Additional District and Session Judge Rajouri, Mehmood Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, SSP, Mohammad Aslam, CE PWD, PC Tanouj, Chief Architecture Officer Jammu and other judicial officers.
The visit was aimed at assessing the feasibility of the proposed site for construction of District Court Complex in Rajouri.During the visit, the Judges inspected the site and held discussion with the concerned authorities to gather information about the technical and legal aspects of the project.
The Judges emphasized the importance of having a modern and well-equipped court complex in Rajouri and other Munsiff courts that caters to the needs of the litigants, advocates and judicial officers.“The construction of a District Court Complex in Rajouri will provide better access to justice for the people of the region and will be a major step towards ensuring the rule of law,” said Justice Sanjay Dhar while interacting with the Media.
Earlier, during their visit to Rajouri, Justice Sanjay Dhar and Justice Akram Chowdhary, also inspected the selected site for construction of a Munsiff Court in Sunderbani.They held discussion with the concerned authorities to assess the feasibility of the proposed site and obtain information about the technical and legal aspects of the project.
In addition to inspection of the proposed sites for the District Court Complex in Rajouri and Munsiff Court in Sunderbani, the Judges also inspected Munsiff Court Thannamandi and held interaction with the Judicial Officers and civil officers to plan out ways for repair and renovation of the existing Courts in the region.
Justice Akram Chowdhury chaired a joint meeting of Judicial Officers which was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, SSP Rajouri, Mohammad Aslam, CE PC Tanouj, Additional DC, Sachin Dev Singh, SE PWD, Kamal Kishore Gupta and other Engineers of PWD.
Detailed deliberations were held with regard to infrastructure improvements in the judicial infrastructure in the district. Specific points which were raised included the repair and renovation of Munsiff Court Sunderbani/Kalakote, electrification of Munsiff court Nowshera and drinking water supply issues of District Court Complex.
The general issues regarding functioning of Criminal Justice System in the district were discussed threadbare and many instructions were issued to SSP for efficient justice delivery to the public.Deputy Commissioner assured that the necessary renovation at Sunderbani Munsiff court will be carried out, while the issue of drinking water at District Court Complex will also be addressed through Jal Shakti Department.
Justice Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, who is also the Administrative Judge for district Rajouri, also visited the court complex and interacted with the advocates and judicial officers as well as with prosecution.The Judges emphasized the importance of having well-equipped and functional Courts that cater to the needs of the litigants, advocates and judicial officers.
They stressed the need for timely repair and renovation of the existing Courts, which would not only improve the infrastructure of the judiciary but also facilitate the speedy disposal of cases.The visit of the Judges to Rajouri is a significant step towards strengthening the judicial infrastructure in the region.
“The judiciary remains committed to providing accessible, efficient and effective justice to all citizens. The construction of the District Court Complex in Rajouri is a testament to this commitment and will go a long way in strengthening the judiciary in the region”, the Judges maintained.
Justice Sanjay Dhar, Justice Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, during day long tour to Rajouri district, also interacted with Bar Association members of Rajouri led by its President, Advocate Qammar Chowdhury.