Free legal service centre opened

Free legal service centre opened

Centre to help poor and downtrodden people

High Court Judge B V Pinto said, those below poverty line should make use of the free legal services centre. After inaugurating a free legal services centre at the taluk office, in the city, on Monday, he said, legal help is a must for the poor and downtrodden in the society.

The centre is suitable, as hundreds of villagers visit the taluk office everyday. Free legal services should be available to even the last man in the society, he opined. The centre would be opened from 3 pm to 5 pm every Tuesday and Friday and two advocates have been appointed for the purpose. Anyone, seeking legal help, may contact the advocates to avail the benefit, he said.
Superintendent of Police P Rajendraprasad said, legal awareness is the need of the hour — for both the public and the police department. Police personnel should be aware of the laws that are related to their profession, he said.

Check-posts have been opened at 17 places to check transportation of liquor, cash and valuables, in view of Assembly polls. All vehicles including government vehicles, emergency vehicles and others are being inspected.
Deputy Commissioner M V Savitri, district sessions judge V G Savadkar, tahsildar Chandrakant Bhajantri, district Bar Association president K M Srinvasmurthy and advocate Shivaswamy were present.

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