Lalgudi would be its headquarters

A new revenue court to handle cases relating to the Tamil Nadu Land Reforms (Fixation of Ceiling on Land) Act and Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants (Protection) Act has been established in the district with Lalgudi as its headquarters.

The new court has been created on bifurcation of the Tiruchi Revenue Court based on the orders of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The new revenue court will function at the office of the Revenue Divisional Officer at Lalgudi from January 21.

The new court chaired by a special deputy collector would have jurisdiction over Srirangam, Lalgudi, Manachanallur, Musiri, Thottiyam and Thuraiyur taluks. The court will hold sittings at the Srirangam taluk office on the first and third Thursdays of every month to hear cases pertaining to the Srirangam taluk.

It will hold sittings on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Musiri taluk office to hear cases pertaining to Musiri, Thottiyam and Thuraiyur taluks. Cases pertaining to Lalgudi and Manachanallur taluks would be heard every Wednesday at Lalgudi, Collector Jayashree Muralidharan has said.

According to official sources, about 1,900 cases with the Tiruchi Revenue Court would now be assigned to the new revenue court.