Bhubaneswar: As many as 13,18,988 cases are pending in different courts including the Odisha High Court for disposal, state law minister Arun Kumar Sahoo today said in a reply to a question in the Assembly.

Out of the total cases, 4,05,483 cases were of civil in nature, while the remaining 9,13,505 were criminal cases, he said.

"Of them, 2,00,710 cases were pending for disposal for above ten years, while 2,65,577 cases were five-year-old," Sahoo said.

He said of the total sanctioned 27 judges posts in the High Court, eight remained vacant. Similarly, 191 judges posts were to be filled in lower courts against the sanctioned strength of 804 posts.

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The minister, however, said he was yet to get information on the rate of conviction in the state.