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Over 2.5 crore cases pending in courts in India’

Ferozepur, December 20
More than 22 lakh cases were pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court alone whereas around 2.5 crore cases were pending cases in various courts in the country, said Justice A.N. Jindal, Administrative Judge, Sessions Division, Ferozepur, while inaugurating the Mega Lok Adalat here today.
Justice Jindal said that keeping in view the huge quantum of cases pending in various courts all over the country, the Supreme Court has started the process of Lok Adalats so as to ensure speedy redressal of the pending cases.
Justice Jindal said that in the Mega Lok Adalat being organised here, a total of 16,664 cases would be taken up by various benches and compensation to the tune of Rs 11.50 crore was likely to be granted to the petitioners.
He further said that in the Mega Lok Adalat all sorts of revenue cases, including those related to Nambardar, division of land, mutation, land acquisition, compensation would be taken up besides cases related to NDPS Act, motor vehicle Act, insurance, accidental cases , PP Act, land revenue Act besides several others such cases would also be taken up for amicable settlement.
He said that even non-compoundable criminal cases could also be sorted out on mutual consent and FIR can be cancelled through the Lok Adalat.
Justice Jindal said that the process of Lok Adalat would go a long way in reducing the burden on the courts and at the same time, it was cost effective and speedy source of providing justice to the people.
Justice Jindal said that around 200 Lok Adalats have already been organised in Ferozpur. On the occasion B.S. Sudan commissioner, R.P. Mittal DIG, Megh Raj DC, D.P. Singh SSP, Jaspal Singh, Sessions Judge besides senior judicial, civil and police officials were also present.

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