Justice Elipe Dharma Rao, Judge, Madras High Court, on Friday suggested that a special lok adalat could be organised for disposing of writ petitions which had been filed without the petitioners availing themselves of the alternative remedies under various statutes.

Inaugurating a ‘Mega Lok Adalat’ here exclusively for the cases of ICICI Bank, Mr. Justice Elipe Dharma Rao, who is also the Executive Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, Chennai, said there were several writ petitions which had been filed in the High Court in which the alternative remedies had not been availed of. He suggested that the Registry could identify such cases and a special Lok Adalat could be organised to deal with them.

The Executive Chairman said the Lok Adalat organised on Friday was the third of its kind this year. About 2000 cases, involving Rs.43 crore would be taken up.

Earlier, such adalats had been held for two other banks.

Justice M. Jeyapaul of the Madras High Court and Anup Saha, Joint General Manager, ICICI Bank were among those who participated.

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