First virtual Lok Adalat held, 37 cases disposed of | Kanpur News


Kanpur: The first e-Lok Adalat held in Kanpur on Monday saw as many as 37 cases being disposed of. The virtual Lok Adalat was organized by the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) under the guidance of district judge Ashok Kumar Singh (IIIrd).
The inmates of Kanpur district jail not having any advocate to represent them appeared before the court via video conferencing.
DLSA secretary Aishwarya Pratap Singh said the exercise had commenced two weeks ago with the help of a panel of advocates, jail administration and paralegal volunteers.
The undertrials who had been nabbed in petty offenses gave their consent to confess their crime for early disposal of their cases instead of long proceedings.
Around 37 undertrials had expressed their desire and gave their applications to DLSA. They appeared before the presiding officer, additional chief metropolitan magistrate Amit Singh, through video conferencing on Monday morning for disposal of their cases on the basis of their confession.
Singh told TOI, the object of the e-Lok Adalat was to ensure that cases of undertrials who wanted to get their cases decided early are disposed of. It will also help in decongestion of the jail.
Additional district judge and Lok Adalat nodal officer Pawan Srivastava was also present on the occasion. He said such e-Lok Adalats would be organized every month for jail inmates.

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