More than 3 lakh cases pending in Bombay HC, reveals RTI

Last Updated: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 13:34

Thane: Over three lakh cases are pending in the Bombay High Court, according to an information revealed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The details, dated till December 31, 2009 were given after local social worker Omprakash Sharma sought information in this regard.

According to the RTI reply statement, there were as many as 3,38,183 cases were pending in the Bombay High Court and the sanctioned number judges in the court is 75 while the working strength presently is 63.

Also, the figures of the division bench vary as per the assignment of judicial work. During the present assignment there are ten division benches at Bombay, three at Nagpur,
three at Aurangabad and one at Goa, it said.
Normally, the assignment is changed five times in a year and matters are being placed in due sequence before the respective benches, it stated.
Sharma has demanded the Union Law Ministry that additional benches be set up in Nanded, Jalgaon and Pune to clear the pending cases.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 13:34

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