Efforts on to set up separate HC for Haryana: Bhardwaj

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Chandigarh, May 30 (UNI) Union Law and Justice Minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj today said all possible efforts were being made to set up a separate High Court for Haryana.

The Minister, while speaking at the inauguration of a Rs 1.10-crore new Bar Complex in Rohtak today, said in view of the Haryana government's persistent demand for a separate High Court, all possible efforts were being made to fulfill the demand.

Apart from the new Bar Complex, a litigants hall and a 'Malkhana' were jointly inaugurated by Dr Hans Raj Bhardwaj, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Vijender Jain and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The minister said with a view to impart training to lawyers, their delegation had been sent to the US and England. The delegation of the Bar Council of India would meet the Bar Council of England.

He announced to give Rs 20 lakh out of his discretionary funds for the purchase of books for the library of lawyers and assured that efforts would be made to computerise the library.

Justice Vijender Jain said Haryana would be ahead of the other states in the judicial system as it was the first State where basic infrastructure had been strengthened in the judicial complexes.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda said till date, 3552 lok adalats had been organised, in which about eight lakh cases had been resolved. Also, 14 fast track courts had been set up in the State. Judicial Complexes had been set up in 18, out of 21, districts of the State.

He said that on the suggestion of Justice Jain, a mechanism was being evolved to quickly deal with about 25,000 pending cases of revenue and land. He urged the lawyers to charge minimum fee from the poor.

While referring to the demands put up by President of the Rohtak Bar Association, Ranbir Daka, Hooda directed the Deputy Commissioner to connect various areas of the complex speedily as the Punjab and Haryana High Court had sanctioned Rs 1.80 crore for the same.

Mr Hooda also announced to give Rs 11 lakh out of his discretionary funds for the library and look into the various demands put up by the Bar Association.

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