Nagpur, Jan 14 (PTI) As many as 50,000 cases includingcriminal and civil besides various other offences like trafficviolations are likely to come up for hearing during the day-long Maha Lok Adalat scheduled to be held here on February 6.
For the first time, Maharashtra State Legal ServicesAuthority will hold a special drive to clear the pending caseswhich are piling up, Principal District and Sessions, Nagpur,S B Shukre, told reporters.He said about 50 panel of judges including speciallytrained social workers will be available throughout the day(Sunday) and Nagpur District Legal Services Authority hascalled on litigants in large number to avail the facility.
Shukre said a large number of cases in 138 NegotiableInstrument Act, bouncing of bank cheques, are also pending andthe Authority expects both the parties will come forsettlements during the Maha Lok Adalat.
District and Session Judge A S Shivankar said last year2,850 new criminal cases were filed and about 2,880 weredisposed off. Similarly, 22,313 new civil cases were filed and38,600 were disposed off.
The success rate could be between 45 to 50 percent,Shukre said adding all banks and co-operative societies havebeen asked to pursue their cases.