KUPWARA, JULY 7:
Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Hon’ble Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Friday on his Two- day’s visit to Kupwara district inspected functioning of District Court Kupwara, interacted with bar and Judicial officers, besides he inspected under construction district court complex Kupwara.
At Kupwara Hon’ble Chief Justice was received by Principal District & Sessions Judge Kupwara Shazia Tabasum, Deputy Commisioner Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan (IAS)and SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas.
On the occasion, Chief Justice was accorded guard of honour by contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Chief Justice inspected proceeding of the court. He inspected fast track court Kupwara where an under trail accused was presented through video conferencing (virtual mode) before the Hon’ble court of Additional District Judge (NIA Court), Khem Raj Sharma Hon’ble Chief Justice watched the proceeding of the open court keenly.
Hon’ble Chief justice inspected Legal Aid defence Counsel (LADC) and Vidhik Seva Kendra (District legal Services Authority) Kupwara where he checked the progress and performance of PLVs (Para legal volunteers. Hon’ble chief Justice checked the tour diary and performance report of PLVs.
Chief Justice directed staff of the court and PLVs to display their identity cards so that Public doesn’t face problem in locating them .
On the ocasion Hon’ble Chief Justice directed staff of the court to update and upload data as data entry operations are very important for efficient dilivery of judicial services.
Hon’ble Chief Justice visited under-construction court complex Kupwara which is being executed at a project cost of 12.57 crores under PMDP (Prime Minister’s Development Programe.
Hon’ble Chief Justice asked executing agency to complete the under progress court complex before 31 March 2024 (timeline) and establish facilites for specially abled persons and install back facilities by using solar panels.
Hon’ble Chief justice visited bar room where members of bar association Kupwara lead by President Bar association Kupwara Adv. Shafiq Ahmad Qureshi presented a Kashmiri Samavar, representing Kashmiri Culture to Hon’ble chief Justice.
On the ocasion President Bar association Kupwara thanked Chief Justice for visiting Kupwara and demanded rolling out of health insurance policy for advocates.
While addressing the Bar association Kupwara Hon’ble Chief Justice assured all possible support.
Chief Justice on the ocasion said that For dispensation of Justice, Cooperation and coordination among all the wings of Judiciary is must. Hon’ble Chief Justice complimented Judges, saff and bar association of district court Kupwara for their exemplary performance.
In the afternoon the Hon’ble Chief Justice reached Tangdhar where he will inaugurate legal aid clinics at Tandhar and Teetwal on Saturday.