National Lok Adalat settles 32-year-old case

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Nagpur: on Saturday cleared off more than 6,300 cases, including one which was pending for 32 years in the civil court.
A resident of Central Avenue, Susheela Jaiswal’s land was taken up by NIT in 1986 for road expansion for which she was paid Rs50,000 as compensation, but Jaiswal and her sons pleaded for additional Rs75,000 in the civil court. This case was pending since then and meanwhile, Jaiswal passed away and her sons kept fighting the case. On Saturday, after 32 years of registering the case, NIT agreed to settle it by giving Jaiswal family an alternate land.

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) of Nagpur under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, and Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority, Mumbai, held the National Lok Adalat 2018, which was presided over by judge of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari.

The settled cases include 1,015 civil and criminal cases, 3,650 vehicular and 1,724 other miscellaneous cases. The settlement revenue thus generated was Rs18.08 crore, including Rs2.4 crore from motor vehicle claims, Rs2.72 crore from cheque bounce cases and Rs1.96 crore from compensation from land acquisition.

Another Lok Adalat was taken up by the Family Court where total 112 cases were listed, out of which 26 were settled and 21 couples got reunited. It was held under supervision of principal judge MM Thakre.

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