OF LAYING STONE CEREMONY OF NEW JUDICIAL COURT COMPLEX, BATHINDA LAID ON
30th DECEMBER, 2006
Mr. Justice Vijender Jain, the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High
Court, laid the Foundation Stone of New Judicial Court Complex at Bathinda
on 30.12.2006. To be constructed in an area of 7.94 acres, at an estimated
cost of Rs.17.73 crores, the construction of the Complex would be
completed within 2 years.
Complex would have three Blocks. Apart
from the provision for Court Rooms, the Complex will have provision for
Waiting Halls for Litigants; Record Room; Malkhana and accommodation for
Lawyers Chambers. The Complex
would have provision for 18 Courts.
from Hon'ble the Chief Justice; Mr.Surinder Singla Finance , Planning and
Health Minister was present. Also
present on the occasion were Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.S.Khehar; Hon'ble Mr.
Justice J.S.Narang, Chairman, Building Committee; Hon'ble Mr. Justice
Jasbir Singh; Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uma Nath Singh; Hon'ble Ms. Justice
Kiran Anand Lall; Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajiv Bhalla; Hon'ble Mr. Justice
Ajay Kumar Mittal, Administrative Judge of Bathinda Sessions Division; Hon'ble
Mr. Justice S.N.Aggarwal; Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.K.Sharma; Hon'ble Mr.
Justice T.P.S.Mann; Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal; Hon'ble Mr. Justice
Kailash Gambhir, Judge Delhi High Court; Hon'ble Mr. Justice Harphool
Singh Brar, (Retd.); Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.S.Garewal (Retd.); Lieutenant
General N.S.Brar; Station Commander R.K.Dhir; Sh.K.C.Puri, District and
Sessions Judge, Bathinda; Sh.R.P.Nagrath, District and Sessions Judge,
Mansa; Sh.Virender Kumar Metgh, District and Sessions Judge, Faridkot;
Sh.V.K.Janjua, Commissioner, Faridkot Division, Faridkot; Sh.Rahul
Bhandari, worthy Deputy Commissioner; Sh.Parmod Ban, Senior Superintendent
of Police, Bathinda; Sh.Jasbir Singh and
President District Bar Association, Bathinda.
on the occasion, Justice Vijender Jain said that he had two top priorities
to make the judicial system more accessible for the people. "First, the
jujdiciary should be made available at the nearest place possible for the
people so that they do not have go to far places for justice
cost-effective so that maximum persons can claim the just," Justice Jain
said, while listing the priorities. "The justice should not be for the
selected few only who can spend money, "he said, telling the lawyers
that their (lawyers') role was ‘crucial in that aspect and deliberations
need to be done on the issue. His Lordship said that the delivering the
justice at sub division level and district level was "as important as it
was in the High Court".
Justice Jain stressed on the
need for cordial relations between judicial officers and advocates, who he
said, were two sides of the same coin. He expressed satisfaction over the
construction of courts with proper air-conditioned seating space for
litigants. People seeking justice should not be harassed, he said.
Mr. Justice J.S.Narang, Chairman of Building Committee, while addressing
the gathering said that the litigation was on the rise due to increasing
population. He impressed upon the need to solve the dispute at family
level, if possible.
Mr. Justice A.K.Mittal, Administrative Judge of Bathinda Sessions Division
in his speech, said that Subordinate Courts should be housed in clean
environment and mentioned that the present Old Court Complex is in bad
state of condition and even a little rain brings a lot of trouble.
K.C. Puri, District & Sessions Judge, Bathinda, in his speech proposed
a Vote of Thanks and said that it is a matter of great pride, honour and
privilege for the residents of Bathinda, especially for him to have such
galaxies of high dignitaries on such a solemn and a great occasion.
Mementos were presented to the Dignitaries by Bar Association, Bathinda.