Mobile court disposes of 170 cases in 13 days

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Hoshiarpur, Nov 3 (UNI) Out of 718 regular cases taken up, as many as 170 cases were disposed of in the state's first mobile court which functioned only 13 days (4-day each in Jandwal, Hazipur and Talwara and one day in Kamahi Devi) in the Kandi area of this district during last month.

District and Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, S. K. Goel said here today that mobile court which is first of its kind in Punjab, inaugurated by the Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Vijender Jain on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Talwara this year, had proves successful in the aim to provide speedy justice to people at their door-steps.

Besides, 50 new summary cases were instituted in this court and all were disposed of. These courts have proved useful for economically backward and poorly educated people of remote areas, he said.

Terming the mobile court as a novel experiment, G. K. Goel said that in the 13-day of its functioning, 199 witnesses were examined, 49 miscellaneous applications were heard and disposed of and issues were settled in 38 cases.

District and Sessions Judge stressed the need for setting up more mobile courts in order to provide easy and speedy relief to the people.

UNI

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