Lok Adalat: 220 cases solved
A total of 220 cases have been solved and debt loans worth Rs three crore has been repaid in two days at the Lok Adalat organised by the Canara Bank in Chikmagalur, said District and Sessions Judge H S Kamala.
Speaking to mediapersons, she said that defaulters have already deposited a sum of Rs 40 lakh in the respective branches. The concept of Lok Adalat should be popularised. Now, the ICICI Bank have come forward to hold Lok Adalat. All most all the banks have shown keen interest in it. As Canara Bank had come first, we have conducted. The adalat will be held till March 7.
She said that to create awareness, handbills are distributed in public places. Janata court is people friendly. There is no fee for the litigation. All the cases will be solved in mutual understanding and trust. Canara Bank Shimoga Circle AGM M M Chinivar said that loans were pending for the last 20 years for payment. Ten counters have been opened in Janata court. Judge and 10 senior advocates are taking part in it.
“We will abide by the decision of the judge. Customers can air their grievances. The bank has lent loan of Rs 670 crore. There are 6,000 loan defaulters. Those defaulters who take part in the adalat will be given three months time to repay the loan. There is good response from the consumers,” he added.
Principle Senior Civil Judge Manjunath Nayak said 40 cases have been disposed in the district court premises. 110 cases pertaining to Kodagu Grameena Bank will be taken up on March 10, 108 cases of Corporation bank on March 21 and 22.