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Sunday judicial showdown in Delhi: Mega judgment day to close 30,000 cases

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The Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has enlisted 200 judges to work this Sunday and resolve over 30,000 civil and criminal compoundable cases in a “Mega Lok Adalat” in a bid to reduce the increasing backlog of cases.

The event is planned in coordination with the Delhi High Court legal services committee and will involve members of the judiciary from all the other district courts as well as the high court including the Chief Justice himself, reported the Times of India today.

Aiming to adjudicate more amicably and informally, this Mega Lok Adalat is going to be different from the previous ones as it will target a variety of compoundable disputes rather than focussing on a particular type of offence.

The Times of India reported: “All kinds of civil cases and criminal compoundable cases such as recovery suits, injunction suits, rent matters, maintenance matters, electricity, cheque bounce cases, MACT cases, accident cases, minor hurt cases, minor theft cases, labour disputes, traffic challans will be disposed of during the mega lok adalat.

“Many private sector banks, financial institutions, discoms, mobile service providers and insurance companies will participate in the lok adalat.”

In late September an Andhra Pradesh district judge nicknamed “Judge Dredd” disposed of 260 cases in one day.

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