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National Lok Adalat held at Patiala, all types of cases, except non compoundable criminal cases dispose off

The Fact News Service
Patiala, May 11

National Lok Adalat pertaining to all types of cases (except non compoundable criminal cases) was held in District Patiala on 11.5.2024 under the supervision of Rupinderjit Chahal, Ld. District & Sessions Judge-cum- Chairperson, District Legal Services Authority, Patiala. In this National Lok Adalat, 32 lok adalat benches including 18 in Patiala,  05 in Rajpura, 03 in Nabha and 04  in Samana were constituted in District Patiala.  One bench was constituted in Revenue Court of District Patiala for settlement of maximum cases pertaining to mutation and partition etc. Besides, one bench was also constituted in women cell, Patiala to resolve the cases through mutual settlement prior to registration of cases in matrimonial disputes. During this National Lok Adalat, 28401  cases were taken up under different categories and 13481 cases were settled through mutual compromise involving amount of Rs  61,41,90,692/-

During this National Lok Adalat, Ms Rupinderjit Chahal, Ld. District & Sessions Judge-cum- Chairperson, District Legal Services Authority, Patiala, accompanied by Manni Arora, Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, Patiala, actively engaged with the benches and encouraged the parties involved to seek amicable resolutions to their disputes.

Manni Arora, CJM/Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority in Patiala, highlighted the numerous advantages of Lok Adalats. She emphasized that once a case is resolved in a Lok Adalat, its decision becomes final and cannot be appealed. Additionally, any court fees previously paid by the parties are refunded. This process ensures a swift resolution of disputes, as per mutually agreed terms of the involved parties, leading to a beneficial outcome for all. The primary goal of Lok Adalats is to foster amicable settlements through compromise, ultimately saving time, money and mitigating personal animosity between the disputing parties.

The important feature of National Lok Adalat was the settlement of 164 family disputes which were pending before the Family Courts of Principal Judge, Sh. Muneesh Arora and Additional Principal Judge Deepika Singh.

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