YUPIA, 19 Jan: The Papum Pare District Court Bar Association (PPDCBA) has demanded creation of one additional sessions court, separate civil and criminal court and one more judicial magistrate first class court here in the district for speedy trial and early delivery of justice to the litigants.
The association, in a five-point memorandum to the chief minister, on Wednesday said that Papum Pare district has the highest number of pending cases (5000 to 6000 cases) even after the district boosted with Yupia-based three functioning courts — District & Sessions Court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Court and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, compared to any other district of the state.
According to the association, crime rate and litigations are increasing day by day and there are almost 700 to 800
cases pending in the District & Sessions Court in Yupia.
Demanding a separate civil and criminal court at Yupia, the association said that there are around 4,200 pending cases in the CJM Court, Yupia.
“Presently, the chief judicial magistrate-cum-civil judge senior division is handling both the civil and criminal matters,” the association said, adding that “it is very difficult to give early delivery of justice by a single judge to the litigants due to heavy work load of both civil and criminal matters.”
The memorandum further claimed that at present there are around 2,299 pending cases before the JMFC Court.
The association also demanded monthly/ quarterly release of public prosecutor (PP)/ special PP appearance fees, allocation of fund for court canteen.