Dimapur, February 8: National Lok Adalat held across the State took up 159 cases and disposed off a total of 121 cases, mostly at pre-litigative stage.
The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases was Rs 69,44,947. Altogether, 10 Lok Adalat sitting benches were constituted in 10 districts, setup within the premises of the District Court Buildings for settlement of various disputes by bringing compromise between the parties through conciliators and members presided over by one or two sitting Judicial Officer(s).
Among the cases dealt and disposed, most of them were bank recovery cases with few cases of money suit, criminal compoundable cases. Five cases of Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation cases pending before the MACT, Dimapur was also awarded settlement and disposed in the Lok Adalat.
In Phek, National Lok Adalat was organized by Phek District Legal Services Authority at SBI Chozuba, Phek with presiding Officer, Mezivolu T Therieh, District and Session Judge & Chairperson of Phek DLSA, accompanied by Conciliators; Theodore, ADC Chozuba and Sekhotso Rokha Panel Lawyer, Phek DLSA.
Prior to the holding of Lok Adalat, notices were sent to 60 borrowers within the jurisdiction of Chozuba and Yoruba village, out of which 30 persons turn up with 23 of them entering settlement. Total settlement amount stood at Rs.6,79,287.
In Longleng, the first session of Lok Adalat was held at District Court complex to deal with pre-litigation and pending cases and followed by mobile Lok Adalat in the second session for dealing with matters related to Traffic Challan at two location.
In Kohima, the Kohima District Legal Services Authority conducted Lok Adalat at District Court premises. The Lok Adalat was conducted by 2 presiding officers in the rank of Judicial Officers and 6 conciliators with 5 banks present. 19 cases were taken up and 9 cases were successfully awarded settlement with settlement amount of Rs 7,52,070. One matrimonial dispute case was also settled and disposed off. (Page News Service)