Hoshiarpur mobile court ''fully successful'' : Justice Jain

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Jagraon (Ludhiana) Oct 18 (UNI) Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain today said that the Mobile Court launched at Hoshiarpur was fully successful and had disposed of 100 cases during its first week.

''However, if there was any legitimate problem of the Lawyers or litigants in the working of the Mobile Court, that would be redressed immediately, '' he said while speaking after laying the foundation stone of a new Judicial Court Complex here.

The Rs 12.73 crore double storey Judicial Courts Complex consisting of four Courts has the provision for constriction of 72 chambers for lawyers and a Malkhana store.

Refering to the strike by lawyers against the mobile court, the Chief Justice said before going to strike, the problems, if any, should have been brought to the notice of the Judicial Authority concerned.

''Mobile Court was a new experience and some teething problem can be there which could be easily sorted out'', he said.

Chief Justice further said that in case the need was felt, more Mobile Courts would be set up in the other parts of the state, based on the criteria of inaccessibility, long distance being covered by litigants and poverty in the area.

Mr Justice Jain, referring to the largescale pendency of cases in the courts said that in Punjab, 5.30 lakh cases were pending in District Courts with only 250 Judicial Officers.

The Chief Justice said that he had taken up the problems of vacant posts of Judges with the State government and during this year, 100 more judges were being added.

The Chief Justice paying his tributes to the two Judges of Jagraon Mr. N C Prashar and Mr. P K Goel, who had sacrificed their lives during terrorism said that their statutes would be installed at Jagraon.

He asked the District Administration and Members of Bar to locate their children, so that they could be properly settled.

Addressing the function, Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and Chairman Building Committee Punjab Justice Mehtab Singh Gill said 11 Judicial Complexes were under construction in the state and all would be completed within 14 months.


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