Vigilance court comes up at Sundargarh

Published: 12th September 2016 06:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2016 06:28 AM   |  A+A-

ROURKELA: Justice S K Mishra of Orissa High Court accompanied by Justice C R Das, Justice J P Das and former Justice B K Patel on Saturday inaugurated the newly established Special Vigilance Court at Sundargarh district headquarters town. R K Sahu has been appointed as Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge (Vigilance).

While the judicial fraternity exuded confidence that the new facility would ensure faster delivery of justice and expedite pending Vigilance cases of the district, the Sundargarh District Bar Association (SDBA) raised a host of demands to strengthen the judicial system.

Rourkela Bar Association (RBA) president Ramesh Bal said the RBA’s ‘legitimate’ fight would continue till setting up of another Vigilance court at Rourkela.

SDBA president G C Sahu demanded setting up of second Motor Accident Claims Tribunal in view of pending cases.  Sahu said amid growing civil disputes and land acquisition cases, the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) is presently faced with more than 3,000 pending cases. Basundhara coal mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has the largest coal deposits in Asia and a coal tribunal is required at Sundargarh town for disposal of cases under Coal Bearing Act as litigants of Sundargarh and adjacent Jharsuguda districts are now forced to travel about 400 km to Dhenkanal, he added.

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