Fatehabad, Apr 1 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today inaugurated the judicial court at Ratia in this district.
Justice Jasbir Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is also Administrative Judge of Fatehabad district, accompanied the Chief Minister.
Mr Ajay Aggarwal has been appointed first judge of the newly-constructed court.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda said ''it has been the endeavour of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to provide justice to the people at their doorsteps.'' The Haryana government he said, had been trying to provide all possible help to the judiciary he said adding the setting up of the judicial court at Ratia was a step in that direction.
Mr Hooda said 17 of 20 districts in the state had judicial complexes of their own and would soon be constructed in rest of the districts at sub-division level.
He said the state government had decided to spend Rs 162 crore on the construction of judicial complexes in the state in the next 10 years.
Justice Jasbir Singh congratulated the people of Ratia and said the district needed at least two courts of judicial magistrates, as the number of pending files was around 3200.
He requested the Chief Minister to provide further infrastructure so that another court could be started soon.
The Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs 2.5 lakh to Ratia Bar Association for development of library and also requested the local Member of Parliament to provide an equal amount from his funds.
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