Hyderabad, Feb.20 (NSS): A Mega Lok Adalath was conducted at City Civil Courts, Secunderabad,on Saturday and it was inaugurated by Mr Justice B.Prakasha Rao of the High Court and Executive Chairman, AP State Legal Authority and attended by Mr A.K. Khan, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad city, Mr G.Shyam Prasad, Metropolitan Sessions Judge and Chairman, Metropolitan Legal Services Authority, and Mr S.Ravi Kumar, Member, Secretary, AP State Legal Services Authority.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Justice B.Prakasha Rao stressed on the importance of quick disposal of the cases in the interest of natural justice. He also requested all the judicial officials to popularize the importance of Legal Aid programmes, legal literacy programmes, and pre- litigation facilities among the people in the interest of justice with the support of important departments like Police and Revenue, etc.
Mr Khan has appealed the public to have an amicable settlement of petty offences/ disputes in general and family disputes in particular as was the case in the good olden days wherein Village Sangams/Assembly used to settle such disputes among them, by the village elders, so that both the parties will not go to the Courts and will not waste their valuable money and time. He has also appealed the litigant parties to utilize the “Lok Adalath programmes to have a quick disposal of the cases and to reduce the work load of Courts so as to concentrate more and important /sensitive cases.
In the Mega Lok Adalat, 12 Police Stations of North Zone nmely Karkhana, Mahankali, Market, Marredpally, Begumpet, Bollaram, Bowenpally, Trimugherry. Gopalpuram. Lalaguda, Tukaramgate and Chilkalguda and Gandhi Nagar, Ramgopalpet Police Stations of Central Zone attended, and 205 cases were ended in compromise. The cases that are compromised are of petty theft cases, Road Accidents, Simple hurt cases, Dowry harassment cases, Threatening and criminal intimidation, Tress pass cases, Excise cases etc.(NSS)