Judge visists lower court

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Chennai, Feb 26 (PTI) Madras High court judge Justice ElipeDharam Rao today made a spot inspection at the Saidapet Courthere and found several lapses there.

Such an inspection was conducted by a Portfolio Judgein any subordinate court in Chennai after 22 years.

The judge found that many non-bailable warrants and FIRswere pending for long in that courts and nearly 44,000 caseswere pending before the courts.

It was also found that many valuable and non-valuableproperty remained in the courts even though the casesconcerned had been disposed of long ago, official sourcessaid.

The judge also visited the sub-jail and interacted withinmates there.

The Judge asked Chief Metropolitan Magistrate andMagistrates to conduct regular meetings with police and seethat the pending warrants and FIRs were disposed in accordancewith law.

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