Dispose of corruption cases expeditiously: CJ

State High Court today directed all the Special Judges trying the cases under the Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act to dispose of the corruption cases in a time-bound manner.
“These cases shall be disposed of in a time-bound manner, on priority basis and a quarterly status report, stage-wise of each such case shall be submitted to the Registry”, reads the circular issued by the Registrar General, M K Hanjura.
Noting that earlier directions in this regard have not been followed strictly, the Registrar General of the High Court said, “the Chief Justice has desired that all such information be provided to the Registry within a week’s time”, adding “any deviation on that count will be treated as indiscipline and shall be reflected in the ACRs of the Presiding Officers of each such court”.
Moreover, the High Court has issued directions for listing and hearing of the cases pending for 10 or more than 10 years on fast track basis.
“The Chief Justice desired to keep himself posted about available figures of such cases in all the courts and also as to how many such cases have been decided by each Judicial Officer so far”, reads the Circular issued by Registrar General, adding “the information should reach the Chief Justice’s Secretariat in a week’s time”.

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