10,783 cases settled in state Lok Adalats

Legal Correspondent

Shimla, September 11

As many as 32,725 cases (18,590 pre-litigation and 14,135 pending matters) were taken up at the National Lok Adalat before 123 benches constituted in the state today and 10,783 cases were settled or disposed of. A sum of Rs 28.85 crore was recovered or awarded to the claimants.

Acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath today visited the District Court Complex, Shimla, and supervised the functioning of the lok adalat.

Prem Pal Ranta, Member Secretary, Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (HPSLSA), said that the National Lok Adalat was organised under the guidance of Acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath, who is also the Executive Chairman of the HPSLSA, in all courts of Himachal Pradesh.

In Una district, as many as 1,438 cases and claims amounting to Rs 1.08 crore were settled at the 11 lok adalats today. These were held under the chairmanship of District and Sessions Judge Bhupesh Sharma.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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