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Covid Fails To Dampen ' samjhauta' Spirit In Lok Adalat

Chandigarh (Gurpreet) Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority and Punjab State Legal Services Authority, National Lok Adalat was held in the Session Division Fatehgarh Sahib and Sub Divisions Amloh and Khamanon. Despite the Covid Pandemic, huge response was seen in the litigant s for getting their matters settled in the Lok Adalat. Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Secretary, DLSA, Fatehgarh Sahib informed that beside matrimonial cases, cases under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act, compoundable criminal cases, civil cases, motor accident claim cases, traffic challans were taken in the Lok Adalat and around 2000 number of cases were settled. The Lok Adalat was held strictly observing the guidelines of the Government by following Covid protocols. An amount of Rs. 1,18,23,000/- was awarded as compensation in the motor accident claim cases.

The Chairman, of DLSA, Fatehgarh Sahib handed over an amount of Rs.4 lacs in the shape of FDR to the beneficiary under the Punjab Victim Compensation Scheme, 2017.

The Lok Adalat proved to be success as Execution petition which was pending for the last fifteen years was settled amicably and possession was delivered to the decree holder and similarly an estranged couple residing separately was also united.