Punjab's first mobile court to be launched tomorrow

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Chandigarh, Oct 1 (UNI) After its successful launch in Haryana, the first mobile court in Punjab and the second in the country would be launched on the occasion of 'Gandhi Jayanti' tomorrow at Talwara in Hoshiarpur district.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would perform the launching ceremony on October 2. Justice Jain was the man behind the launching of the first moible court at Punhana in Mewat district of neighbouring Haryana on August 4.

Stating this here today, Justice Jain said that the concept of mobile court is to take justice closer to the people so that those living in remote areas are able to benefit without incurring expenditure on travelling. The decision to launch the mobile court at Talwara has been taken because of its isolation, location and backwardness.

This court would take up cases at four centres -- Jandwal, Talwara, Hazipur and Kamahi Devi. The hearings at these places would be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, by rotation beginning from October 4 to October 30.

Justice Jain said that on Wednesdays and Saturdays the presiding officers of the mobile court would hold regular sessions at Dasuya.

The mobile court would be a regular court and would transact all types of judicial business, he said. It would also take cognisance of criminal cases on the basis of police reports or criminal complaints, he added.

The hearing of the cases would be just like that of a regular court, Justice Jain added in the presence of other Judges of the High Court and the Punjab Chief Secretary R I Singh.

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