Kupwara: Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, Judge High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, who is also Administrative Judge for District Kupwara Saturday had an extensive tour of Kupwara district during which he took stock of Judiciary profile of Kupwara district.
During the visit, Justice Wani visited Additional Sessions Court Handwara, where he was given guard of honour.
He was accompanied by Principal District & Session Judge Kupwara, TasleemArief; Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir; SP Handwara, SheemaNabi; ADC Handwara, Nazir Ahmad Mir; CJM Handwara, Khurshid-ul-Islam; Munsif Handwara, Adnan Manzoor and President Bar Association, Abdul Rasheed Lone.
Justice Wani inspected Court Complex Handwara and reviewed the functioning of the Court. He inspected construction work of Additional District & Sessions Judge Court Complex at Handwara which is coming up at a cost of Rs.1373.81 lakh. He also inspected the architect design of the building and was briefed about layout and upcoming facilities of the Court complex.
He was informed that Rs.599 lakh have been expended on the execution of the complex so far. He was also informed that the Court Complex has a capacity of 4 court rooms, Rest rooms for Judges, 24 Lawyers chamber and a meeting hall.
Justice Wani had a brief meeting with the Principal District & Session Judge, DC Kupwara and President Bar Association and resolved various issues put forth by the Bar president.
He asked Deputy Commissioner Kupwara for construction of pathway, construction of separate washroom for ladies and renovation of existing washrooms.
The Deputy Commissioner assured Justice that the needful will be done and directed concerned Executive Engineer to submit DPRs for construction of pathway and washrooms.
He also addressed the members of Bar Association Handwara and said that all the issues relating to scarcity of accommodation and staff would be resolved in a time bound manner. He said appointment of new Munisifs is expected which will resolve the issue of scarcity of Judicial Magistrates.
Regarding completion of Court Complex Handwara, he said the matter would be taken up with higher authorities for release of funds.
Justice Wani also visited District Court Complex Kupwara where he was given warm reception and guard of honour. Principal District & Session Judge Kupwara, TasleemArief; Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir; Additional District & Session Judge, Kupwara, Javed Ahmad Gelani, SSP Kupwara, YougalManhas and President Bar Association Kupwara, Sheikh Majeed were present at the occasion among others.
Justice Wani inspected under construction District Court Complex Kupwara coming up at a cost of Rs.1257.82 lakh.
During the inspection of the Complex, he was informed that Rs.450 lakh have been expended on the execution of the complex till date. He inspected Court rooms, had interaction with District Judiciary and Executives, besides had interaction with the Bar members. He also inspected various sections of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and other sections of Court. He also addressed the members of Bar Association Kupwara.
The President, Bar Association submitted a charter of demands for which Justice assured them that the demands shall be fulfilled in a time bound manner.