Nagpur: The District Legal Services
Authority has set a target of 50,000 cases that are to be
amicably settled during the third edition of Maha Lok Adalat
to be held on March 4.
All types of cases including those relating to land
acquisition, criminal (compoundable), civil, matrimonial
disputes, motor accident claims, cheque dishonour (sec 138 of
Negotiable Instrument Acts), motor vehicles, will come up for
amicable settlement, district judge Pushpa Ganediwala told
reporters, here yesterday.
All types of courts, including the district, taluka,
family, industrial, labour, co-operation courts and tribunals
will operate that day to deal with the cases, she said.
About 75 panels each, consisting of a judicial
officer, a lawyer, para-legal volunteer and social workers
will handle the cases.
Series of meetings by Principal District Judge S D
Mohod have been organised with judges, lawyers, representatives
of financial companies, insurances companies and police.
During the first Maha Lok Adalat held in February last
year, 20,068 cases had been settled out of 60,324 cases.
During the second such exercise in September last year, 8,098
cases, out of 27,906 had been settled.
In Nagpur district, there are 1,47,788 criminal and
42,898 civil cases, (total 1,90,686) pending as in January
this year, Ganediwala said adding that about 3.5 lakh cases
had been settles across the state last year.