9,400 cases disposed off in 4th Lok Adalat

The fourth Lok Adalat of the year 2012 was held on Saturday at the Chandigarh District Court Complex. 21 benches constituted and cases of different categories like Motor Accident Claim cases, Hindu Marriage Act cases, civil cases, civil appeals, compoundable criminal cases, rent cases, executions, bank cases, telephone company cases, revenue cases, labour and consumer cases, traffic challans and cases pertaining to pre-litigative stage etc, were taken up for settlement. 9400 cases were disposed off in the Lok Adalat.

Justice TPS Mann, Administrative Judge of the Sessions Division, Chandigarh also visited the benches along with the District and Sessions Judge, Justice SK Aggarwal. Many matters of family disputes were settled by the judges. Along with the sessions Judge, the Administrative Judge, Justice TPS Mann was greeted by the Additional District and sessions judges Surinder Singh Sahni, Shalini S Nagpal, Preeti Sahini and Ved Prakash Sirohi, Special CBI judge Vimal Kumar and the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Rajnish K Sharma.

Justice TPS Mann and Justice SK Aggarwal visited many benches and settled many cases. In the Sessions court, a property dispute was settled. The case dates back to December 26, 2001. A resident of Chandigarh named Jaipal Singh was given a booth by his brother Bal Krishan in Sector 18. However, after the death of Bal Krishan, there was a dispute on the possession of the booth and his wife Nirmala Devi filed a case. The case was settled in the year 2009 in favor of Jaipal Singh and a sale deed was executed by Nirmala Devi.

The case was then marked to the Session Court and on Saturday a compromise was made following which Nirmala Devi was given Rs 23 lakh and Jaipal Singh was given the booth.

Out of 9400 cases of different categories have been disposed of 291 cases were settled under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act. Compensation of Rs 25.77 lakh was awarded in the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) cases.

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