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Holiday court held at Golahat

As per the notification issued by the Hon’ble Gauhati High Court to hold Holiday Courts with the objective of improving the justice delivery system and to increase the number of Court working hours using the existing infrastructure a special holiday court was held at Golaghat on 27th and 28th settled 1209 cases relating to petty offences, motor vehicles, accidents, family disputes and societal quarrels. The special court was held to deal with the huge backlog of pending cases. The Holiday Courts are intended to take care of an abnormally large number of petty cases pending in various Courts, which clog the justice delivery system. The objective of Holiday Courts is, therefore, to dispose of petty cases in hundreds on a holiday, without disturbing the regular daily work of Courts on a working day. Normally cases under Excise Act, Prevention of Cruelty against Animals Act, Shops and Establishment Act, Weights and Measures Act, Traffic challan cases under the Motor Vehicle Act, Compoundable cases under IPC etc can be taken up in Holiday Courts. It is to be mention that Pendency of at least 2000 petty cases is considered adequate for holding. of a Holiday Court for the time being.

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