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CJI Dipak Misra Stresses On Speedy Disposal Of 10-Yr-Old Criminal Appeals In All High Courts

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29 December 2017

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

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Bhubaneswar: Gracing the inaugural function of 46th All Odisha Lawyers' Conference here in State capital city, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Dipak Mishra laid utmost stress on speedy disposal of pending cases and also expected that the judges and lawyers should maintain a good cooperation for the noble purpose so that common men get due and timely justice.

In his media reactions, the CJI said, “Stress is being laid on completing all 10 years old pending criminal appeals in all the High Courts. Even on Saturdays, the High Courts are disposing of criminal appeals. In the last three months across India, 1410 criminal appeals completed. In Orissa High Court, 71 criminal appeals have been disposed off by that period.”

“As I heard yesterday, court rooms will be fitted with air condition so that day time instead of morning court could run even in the scorching summer,” beamed the CJI.

He also stated, “All should also try for establishing Odisha Lawyers’ Academy. High Court will also nod for it. It will increase the knowledge of the lawyers of Odisha and it ought to be. Today also I think myself that I am still a student of legal pursuit.”

“For speedy disposal of cases as expected by a common man, the judges and lawyers should cooperate with each other,” the CJI exhorted.

The CJI also informed that Madhya Pradesh High Court tops in disposing of 321 cases followed by the Chhattisgarh High Court with 186, the Patna High Court with 177, the Punjab & Haryana High Court with 152 and the Gujarat High Court with 125.

He also stated that the State Government is taking all possible steps for the people of Odisha to get justice at their doorstep. While over 170 courts have already been established in the last 4 years, there is a target of 50 more new courts in the State next fiscal year.

Nepal Supreme Court Judge Hon'ble Dr Anand Mohan Bhattarai graced the occasion as Guest of Honour.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also graced the occasion. In his media reactions, the Chief Minister said, “Easy access to justice is of paramount importance in a democratic society. I expect the lawyers to dedicate their efforts in providing justice to the poor and the disadvantage in a cost effective manner.”

Prominent among others, the inaugural function of the 46th All Odisha Lawyers' Conference was also graced by Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice Vineet Saran and Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena.

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Justice Dipak Misra, Chief Justice of India

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, President, All Odisha Lawyers' Association