Over 24,000 cases disposed off in a single day

As many as 24,071 cases were settled in a single day, bringing down the number of pending cases in the districts court by six per cent during the day-long national Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 14, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

Nagpur,: As many as 24,071 cases were settled in a single day, bringing down the number of pending cases in the districts court by six per cent during the day-long national Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday.

A criminal dispute pending from 1980 was finally disposed of after 34 years, while several old civil as well as criminal matters were also amicably settled.

A total fine amount of Rs 33,45,852 was collected in 8,601 cases disposed of.

Cheque bouncing cases were reduced by 10 per cent, while motor vehicle accident claim settlements amount reached above Rs three crore.

The Nagpur District Legal Services Authority, under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority and Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority conducted the exercise.

A special panel comprising a retired district judge, an orthopaedic surgeon and a retired insurance company official helped settle motor vehicle accidents claims.

A total of 31,136 cases were kept for settlement, out of which 24,071 cases were disposed of amicably.