Lawyers Keep Off Courts, Want New Chief Judicial Magistrate

Published: 25th October 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:  The functioning of courts here was affected on Friday as the lawyers boycotted them, demanding the immediate appointment of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), the post of whom  has been lying vacant for sometime.

Bar Association sources said the decision on the boycott was taken at the general body meeting of the association two days ago, though the process for the appointment of CJM was on and an announcement  on it was expected any time. 

The meeting  decided to organise also a meeting to honour Chief Minister N Rangasamy for declaring November 1 as the Liberation Day of Puducherry. Retired Justice David Annusamy, who was a member of the committee, would  be felicitated in the November function.

Meanwhile, sources said the number of pending cases in all the courts in the Union Territory (UT) was 26,300. The UT has been sanctioned five new courts, which are expected to start functioning soon. The   common facilities block, which was inaugurated a few months back, was  being put in place, sources added.


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