Lok Adalats decide 153 criminal cases



New Delhi: More than 153 criminal cases were decided by way of plea bargaining on Saturday during a day-long Lok Adalat held at different courts in the capital.

The Delhi State Legal Services Authority, which organised the Lok Adalats in six district courts said, more than 3,567 cases relating to dishonoured cheques, civil, electricity, labour, criminal compoundable offences, recovery matters etc pending in various district courts of Delhi were taken up.

The Lok Adalats also settled 1,166 cases of electricity disputes involving Rs 3.77 crore, while a compensation of over Rs 1.41 lakh was also awarded in 71 motor accident claims.

A total of 3,009 cases pending in various courts were disposed of.

Four Lok Adalats were also held in which 85 cases pertaining to Bharti Airtel, Tata Tele Services Ltd settled.

PTI