Gulbarga, July 7 (UNI) The Karnataka High Court Circuit Benches in Gulbarga and Dharwad started functioning from today, thus fulfilling long pending demand of people of North Karnataka region.
Five Judges in each bench started hearing the cases transferred from the High Court.
The new buildings were inaugurated on July four and Five in Dharwad and Gulbarga respectively by Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Judges and political leaders participating.
The five judges--V Gopal Gowda, Arali Nagaraju, N K Patil, B S Patil and N Anand have heard 180 cases in Gulbarga.
Talking to newsmen Justice N K Patil, described the day as 'Historic' as the dream of the people of the area was realised after five decades of struggle. He hoped that justices could be provided to the downtrodden, the poor with a less expenditure.
As many as 12,500 cases have been transferred to the circuit bench in Gulbarga, while more than 10,000 cases transferred to Dharwad bench.
The Judges will be replaced every month.
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