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DLSA Kathua observes ‘Legal Services Day’


Special Lok Adalats, awareness on legal rights, aid and traffic regulations held to mark the occasion

KATHUA, NOVEMBER 09 ( KINS):  District Legal Services Authority, Kathua, under the Chairmanship of Jaffer Hussain Beg (Principal District and Sessions Judge) observed ‘Legal Services Day’ as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ here at District Court Complex.

The Chairman District Legal Services Authority Kathua read out the Preamble of the Constitution of India in presence of the Judges, Staff members of District Court Kathua & Para Legal Volunteers of District Legal Services Authority Kathua.

On the occasion, a special Lok Adalat was held at ADR Centre Kathua which was inaugurated by Chairman District Legal Services Authority Kathua, by lighting a traditional lamp.

In addition to this, a photo exhibition was also organized in the ADR Centre to exhibit various functions of legal aid systems, process and achievements of the Justice delivery system.

In Special Lok Adalat, two benches were constituted in ADR centre Kathua and one each bench was constituted in Tehsil Courts at Basohli, Billawar, Bani & Hiranagar.

A total of 213 cases were taken up in the Special Lok Adalat by various benches, out of which 194 cases were disposed of/settled, which included  5 Civil suits,  1 Post- Litigation Bank case,  2, 138 NI Act cases, 25 Criminal compoundable cases, 03 Petitions u/s 488CrPc/125CrPc, 06 Pre-litigation bank cases and 152 Traffic Challans. A Recovery of Rs. 6,71,105/- was also made in favour of the Banks, while fine of Rs. 1,74,000/- was also realized.

To mark the occasion, a special legal awareness programme was also organised by District Mobile Magistrate Kathua, Brij Raj Singh   on Traffic rules and regulations for the safety of people on roads and to avoid road traffic accidents.

A day long special drive was also conducted by Para Legal Volunteers of the District  including Tehsil Legal Services Committee of Billawar, Basohli, Bani, Mahanpur & Hiranagar to create legal awareness in rural areas  about the legal rights and free legal aid available under the Legal Services Act 1987 to the people. ( KINS)

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