Special court for SC/ST cases inaugurated
‘Integrated court complex on the anvil’
A special court for trial of cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and an Additional Mahila Court, in the level of a judicial magistrate, were declared open in Pudukottai on Saturday.
Justice M. M. Sundresh, Judge, Madras High Court, inaugurated the courts in the presence of Justices N. Anand Venkatesh, M. Govindaraj and R. Suresh Kumar, Judges, Madras High Court, and C.Vijaya Baskar, Minister for Health. The event also marked the shifting of Judicial Magistrate Court II to the Public Office campus in the town. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sundresh underlined the need for ensuring effective delivery of justice to the common man. Under a good justice delivery system, the number of criminal cases should come down. People should able to access the courts whenever their rights are denied.
Mr. Vijaya Baskar assured steps to establish an integrated court complex in the district. G. Ilangovan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, P. Uma Maheswari, Collector, S. Selvaraj, Superintendent of Police, N. Shanthi, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Pudukottai, V. Arumugam, president, and C. Karunanithi, secretary, Bar Association, Pudukottai, participated.
Courtesy: The Hindu