Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mobile courts to be introduced in naxalite prone areas

AGARTALA: Mobile courts would soon be introduced in Panchayats, specially in Naxalite infested areas, to instill confidence among the people about the availability of justice, Union Minister for Law and Justice M Virappa Moily today said.

Inaugurating a new High Court building for Tripura here, Moily said, "We have trouble in Naxalite infested areas and have decided to introduce mobile courts which will dispose off cases within six months. This will instill confidence among the common people".

The mobile courts, he said, would function like gramin nyayalayas which would dispose off cases within six months.

There would be one mobile court for five/six panchayats, Moily said.

Every panchayat would be sanctioned upto Rs 18 lakh for construction of a court building, he said.

Gramin Nyayalaya (rural courts) were functioning well in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the minister said.

Claiming that Indian Judiciary was independent and best in the world, Moily said, it however needed modern reforms with introduction of modern technology so that it could deliver verdicts faster.

No case should be pending for more than three years, he said.

The Law minister said Judicial Standard and Accountability Bill would be placed in parliament in the next month to make judiciary more transparent.

Replying to a question, he refused to comment on spectrum scandal or Telecom Minister, A Raja saying the case was pending in the Supreme court .

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