‘Officials have assured us it will be handed over to the High Court by June 30’
GULBARGA: A team comprising three judges of the Karnataka High Court inspected the progress of work on the new court complex, which is coming up on the outskirts of Gulbarga city, on Saturday.
They expressed confidence that the required infrastructure would be ready by June 30. The Circuit Bench is scheduled to start functioning from July 5.
The judges, N.K. Patil, who is also the Administrative Judge of Gulbarga district, B.S. Patil and N. Anand said that the officials had assured them that the construction of the five court halls, Chief Justice court hall, five judges’ quarters, staff quarters, guesthouse and other facilities would be handed over to the High Court on June 30.
Referring to reports appearing in a section of the media that the High Court was inaugurating the Circuit Bench even before the completion of work, the judges said that there was no urgency to inaugurate the Circuit Bench.
There was urgency to end the misery of litigants who had been forced to travel more than 700 km to Bangalore to file writ petitions and appeals for all these years.
Additional Registrar General of the Circuit Bench at Gulbarga R.S. Patil, Principal District and Sessions Judge H.S. Ramanna, member of the Karnataka Bar Council S.S. Khumman, president of the bar association Pradeepkumar Telkar, Deputy Commissioner Pankajkumar Pandey, Superintendent of Police Manish Kharbikar, Superintendent Engineer of the PWD Chandramouleshwar Nayak, in-charge Executive Engineer Shrikant Chowka and other senior officials were present on the occasion.