Pokhara, July 14
The Pokhara High Court in Kaski has settled 77 per cent of cases filed until a year ago, said the court today.
“All 285 cases which had been carried over from the last fiscal were settled by July 12,” said Chief Judge Kumar Chudal while briefing mediapersons on cases it settled in the past one year.
As many as 1,094 cases were lodged at the court. Of them, 1,064 cases were settled this year.
“Three chief judges and as many registrars had been reshuffled in the court this fiscal,” said Chudal.
“We had set a target of handling at least 75 per cent cases this fiscal, but we succeeded in settling 77 per cent cases,” said Chudal. He also informed that Judge Teel Prasad Shrestha had been entrusted with examining old cases pending at the court.
Besides, the court also settled around 97 per cent of appeal cases earlier adjudicated by the district court, according to Registrar Rameshwor Regmi.
The court has yet to settle cases related to rape, divorce, drug abuse and domestic violence.
A version of this article appears in print on July 15, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.