Supreme Court Lok Adalat settles 39 cases

The scene at the Supreme court in New Delhi on Saturday while a Lok Adalat was being conducted by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and other judges.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: In its third Lok Adalat, the Supreme Court on Saturday settled 39 cases, arising out of appeals on motor accident compensation claims, and matrimonial and land acquisition disputes pending in the court for years. Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan inaugurated the Lok Adalat, which was presided over by three Benches and a total of 100 cases were listed for hearing on Saturday.

Initially, the Chief Justice, along with Justices Arijit Pasayat and P. Sathasivam, settled a few accident compensation and matrimonial cases. Thereafter, Justices Pasayat and Sathasivam settled other cases.

Justices B.N. Agrawal and Aftab Alam formed the second Bench and Justices R.V. Raveendran and L.S. Panta another Bench. Some matrimonial cases were adjourned to the next Lok Adalat to be held early next year.