Lok Adalat settles over 4,000 cases

A total of 4,073 cases were settled at the Lok Adalat organised by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority on Saturday in all the six district court complexes in the Capital.

A total of 5 benches, presided over by district court judges, disposed of 3,982 cases relating to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act (cheque dishonour cases), civil, electricity and matrimonial disputes besides criminal compoundable offences and traffic challans pending in various courts.

Another 44 cases pertaining to Motor Accident Claims were also disposed of in which the compensation amount of Rs.72.19 lakh was awarded.

In addition, 47 criminal cases were disposed of by way of plea bargaining in the special sitting conducted by the Metropolitan Magistrates.