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Magistrate's court at Mysore Central Jail inaugurated

PROCEEDINGS: Additional Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate M. Mahadevaiah at the Magistrate's court at the Mysore Central Jail on Saturday.  

Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: A magistrate's court at the Mysore Central Jail was inaugurated on Saturday by the District Principal and Sessions Judge K.N. Keshavanarayan. The court will help reduce expenditure involved in escorting under trials to the court, besides minimising the risk involved in the transit.

Direction

Speaking after inaugurating the court, Mr. Keshavanarayan said that such courts are being established following a direction from the Supreme Court. Stating that the court will reduce the cumbersome procedures, he said that it would sit twice a week, which will help save costs and time. The court will also ensure speedy justice, he added.

The Additional Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate M. Mahadevaiah sat for a demonstration when two under trials were produced before him. The court will be housed in the Prison Staff Training Centre on the Mysore Central Jail premises. Deputy Commissioner S. Selvakumar, Additional District and Sessions Judge C.G. Hungund, Bar Association president Shivanna, Jail Superintendent M.C. Vishwanathaiah, and senior judges of the district were present on the occasion.