Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Principal District and Sessions Judge Vijay Siriyannavar said here on Thursday that the two Lok Adalat camps would be held here on September 23 and October 28 to mark the Suvarna Karnataka year for the amicable settlement of protracted litigations through negotiations.

Speaking to presspersons, he said that it had been proposed to dispose of at least one thousand litigations in each of these camps.

Cases pertaining to vehicle accidents in addition to 300 land acquisition cases under the Tunga and Upper Tunga irrigation projects would be taken up. He said the Lok Adalats would be helpful in disposing of 63,850 cases, which had been pending. He said 2,430 criminal and 2,644 civil cases apart from 4,836 motor vehicle accident cases were disposed of during the 29 Lok Adalats held in the district in 2005-2006. Compensation amounting to Rs. 99.71 lakh was paid to claimants in the cases.

Judge Prabhavati Hiremath and the general secretary of the Bar Association H.B. Devendrappa were present.