454 cases settled in Lok Adalat

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Cuttack, Jan 31 (PTI) At least 454 pending cases weresettled in permanent and continuous Lok Adalat of Orissa HighCourt here by creating mutual consensus.

Surprisingly, a majority of the settled cases, 416 tobe exact, were contempt of court cases while the remaining 38were motor vehicle claim settle cases, informed the HC legalservices committee secretary B K Mohanty.

In the settled motor vehicle claim cases, more than Rs90 lakh were awarded to different claimants, Mohanty informedadding that four insurance companies�Oriental Insurance,National Insurance, United India and New India Insurancecompanies participated in the Lok Adalat.

������A total of five benches yesterday adjudicated thecases in the Lok Adalat which was presided over by JusticesPradeep Mohanty, S C Parija, B K Naik, S K Mishra and B KMishra.

Supreme Court judge Justice Mukundam Sharma, who is inthe city attending the ongoing East Zone Judicial Conferenceand Orissa Chief Justice V Gopal Gowda also visited the LokAdalat and appreciated the proceedings.

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