The third edition of the Mega Lok Adalat organised by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) in the State on March 27, 2021, has managed to dispose of 3,32,936 cases.
According to a press release issued by KSLSA, 963 benches sat on March 27 and a total of Rs. 1,033 crore was paid as compensation to the parties while Rs. 18 crore was recovered as fine and penalty.
Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justices Aravind Kumar and Justice Alok Aradhe noted the grand success of the Mega Lok Adalat and appreciated the efforts put in by various stakeholders.
The Lok Adalat was inaugurated by former Supreme Court Justice, N Santhosh Hegde took place from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
It dealt with cases that came under the purview of MACT, matters related to financial institutions, criminal compoundable cases including Negotiable Instrument Act cases, civil suits and family court matters (except divorce),
The Lok Adalat was held via physical and video conference mode.
Keys Highlights of the Mega Lok Adalat
- In Mysuru District, 29 couples who had filed filed for divorce and restitution of conjugal rights were reunited.
- In Gadag District, a Motor Vehicle case ended in a compromise where Bajaj Insurance Company (Hubli) paid a compensation of Rs 58,00,000.
- In Bengaluru Urban District, a case Kirloskar System Private Limited vs Embassy Property Developers Limited for the offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Insurance Act was compromised for Rs 21,10,05,03