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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Justice S. Muralidhar, the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court paid a visit to the Bhubaneswar court to review the pendency of cases and the ground situation.

As per reports, Muralidhar visited the Court along with Justice Chittaranjan Mishra where the Bhubaneswar Bar Association submitted a memorandum to them compiling all their demands for faster hearing and clearance of pending cases and overall smooth conduct of the Court proceedings.

Speaking to the reporters, the President of Bhubaneswar Bar Association, Nirmal Chandra Rath said, “We do not have sufficient number of judges in Bhubaneswar Court. The Family Court has to do with only one judge, as a result of which it has 9000 cases pending till now.”

Similarly, at least 25,000 and 9000 cases are pending with the Civil Judge, Senior Division and Junior Division respectively, Rath said.

As far as the SDJM court in Bhubaneswar is concerned, it has the largest number of pending cases in Odisha, more than 75,000, which is the highest for any court of Odisha.

The Bhubaneswar Bar Association demanded to create 10 more courts in Bhubaneswar so that the pendency issue can be resolved and the justice is served to the people on time.

The Association demanded that the courts should be created and attached with every Police Station in the smart city. Increasing number of criminal cases has become a headache for the court and the pendency is increasing with each passing day, said Rath.

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