Efforts on to construct buildings for courts in Dindigul and Oddanchatram
Posted on August 14th, 2011 at 05:21 PM and last modified on January 17th, 2013 at 4:34 pm.
Efforts are on to construct own buildings for courts in Dindigul, Natham, Nilakottai and Oddanchatram, said High Court Judge S. Thamizhvanan.
He was inaugurating a Fast Track Court in the temple town on Saturday.
At present, magistrate and civil courts in Natham, Nilakottai and Oddanchatram have been functioning in rental buildings.
Earlier, five and odd acres were allotted for construction of combined court complex in Dindigul. Bar Association felt it was insufficient.
Now, the district administration had agreed to allot eight acres for construction of the combined court. The government was preparing to sanction funds for construction of courts. Lawyers should do the filed work and shed political colours while working for a common cause, he advised.
Of the 14,546 cases pending in regular courts in Palani, 2,362 cases were transferred to the fast track court, he added.
Lawyers should come out of the small circle. They should work hard with social objective.
Then only the society will respect and recognise them. They may become good leaders also.
Nobody was above law and the law was a servant to justice. Even government has no right prevent right of an individual. Judges should be judges.
They should function independently and modestly and render justice freely and fearlessly, the judge pointed out. Law could be bent towards justice and not be broken.
He also advised the police to register case immediately. Filing cases after investigation was a mistake. Such method would certainly the deviate the case. While remanding accused, version of the accused should be recorded.
Effective awareness among people was essential to control illegal activities, he added.
District Judge C.S. Murugan said that court buildings were not constructed with its own funds. It was constructed with the public fund. Lawyers should extend full cooperation for rendering speedy justice to litigants.
Superintendent of Police A. Chandrasekaran spoke.