Silchar, Nov 20: It was a great day for the people of Lakhipur sub division when the Courts of Sub Divisiol Judicial Magistrate and Munsif were declared open on Saturday by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Ajit Singh, in the presence of distinguished assembly and citizens. Before the iuguration, a meeting was held in which District and Session Judge, Kamalendu Choudhury, in his brief speech explained the objective behind the opening of the two Courts here. The auspicious occasion was heralded by the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Justice.
Ajit Singh, Hon’ble Chief Justice, said it was as a part of the sub division that the two Courts have started functioning from this day. All the cases of this sub division now pending in the courts of Silchar have been transferred to Lakhipur where they will be disposed of legally. It will be of great benefit to the people of the sub division who till date have to suffer a lot due to the long distance that they have to traverse on the dates fixed for hearing of their cases.
In fact, the people of Lakhipur have been waiting and also agitating for sub divisiol courts in the town for a long time. With their dreams come true, a wave of happiness has touched every nook and corner of this isolated sub division. Besides facing extreme hardship due to communication problem, litigants have also to share expenses, pinching their budget. It was like a new phase in the more than 30 years of struggle for the sub division. The Chief Justice expressed his happiness at the arrangements made inside the newly constructed building for the Courts.
Rimi Paul, chairperson of municipal board, articulating her feelings of joy said on this occasion they should not forget the contributions of late Dinesh Prasad Goala, the long serving MLA of the area, and Kalyan Kumar Dey, former chairman of the municipal board, behind the coming up of the sub division and the Courts. Mril Newpane has been transferred from Barpeta as SDJM to Lakhipur Court to take the charge and Jahbi Devi has been posted as Judicial Magistrate, Class I, for the Munsif Court. According to a Court source, approximately 1100 crimil cases and 500 civil cases have been transferred from Silchar Courts to Lakhipur Courts.
A condolence meeting was held to pay homage to Nishitendhu Choudhury, Judge, High Court, who expired recently by observing a minute silence. Among the distinguished persolities present on the occasion included Suman Shyam, Judge, High Court, Nityanda Talukdar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dibakar Bhattacharjee, Judge, Foreigners’ Tribul, S Viswathan, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Rakesh Roushan, SP Cachar, Niharendra rayan Thakur, Chairman, Silchar Municipal Board, J R Lalsim, ADC Cachar and SDO (Civil) in-charge Lakhipur, Chuni Lal Bhattacharjee, president, Silchar Bar Association. A cultural programme was organized for the distinguished assembly by Sangam Club of Fulertal. The programme was organized by District Judiciary, Cachar.