//Over two lakh cases disposed of in 21 days

Over two lakh cases disposed of in 21 days

BANGALORE: Under pilot project, the state judiciary has disposed of 2,33,454 cases in just 21 working days. By doing so, it has saved Rs. 173.85 crore, both to the state exchequer and the accused. The chief justice and judges of the Supreme Court are lauded this achievement of the state judiciary.

While inauguration the seventh all-India meet of state legal service authorities here on Saturday, the Home Secretary and Law Secretary were handed over the report to the CJI and other judges of the Supreme Court regarding disposal of 2,14,981 petty cases and 67,519 compoundable offenses in just a span of 21 days.

The report said that by speedy disposal of petty cases the state government had saved Rs 49.14 crore and from the accused side, the saving was Rs 131.71 crore.

4,000 new courts

Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan said that the government had agreed to sanction 4,000 new courts in the county, and Karnataka would get around 150 courts.

The new courts would help the speedy disposal of pending cases, he said.

Express News Service, 29 Mar 2009