Justice Sanjeev Kumar inaugurates Office of Legal Aid Defense Counsel at District Court Complex Kargil
Kargil, April 08, 2022: Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Executive Chairman, Ladakh Legal Services Authority UT of Ladakh today inaugurated the Office of the Legal Aid Defense Counsel at District Court Complex Kargil.
The inauguration was held in presence of Spalzes Angmo, Member Secretary Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Iqbal Ahmad Masoudi, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kargil/Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Kargil.
The Legal aid defense counsel system is adopted by NALSA for providing free legal aid in criminal matters on the lines of public defender system on pilot basis and for strengthening and making legal services more professional.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Shafiq Mushtaq Lone Incharge Secretary District Legal Services Authority Kargil/Munsiff Sankoo and Shabir Ahmad Malik, Munsiff Drass. The others who were present on the ceremony are APP Kargil, President Bar Association Kargil, Bar Members, Para Legal Volunteers, Court Staff and Litigants.
On the occasion the Justice Sanjeev Kumar stressed upon the smooth deliverance of legal aid to the deserving litigants and directed District Administration to cooperate with the District Judiciary for smooth deliverance of justice in the region.
During the ceremony the Justice Sanjeev Kumar with his august hand bestowed engagement Order to the Newly appointed, Deputy Chief Legal Aid Defense Counsel, Kargil Syed Mehdi Aga (Advocate) and Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel, Kargil Nissar Hussain (Advocate) and felicitated the Counsels.
His lordship also assured to give an interim victim compensation of Rs 2 lakh under head Ladakh Victim Compensation Scheme 2022 to the victim of Crime belonging to Zanskar which is a remote area of Kargil district.
Further, Justice Sanjeev Kumar held a meeting with members of the District Bar Association Kargil led by the president Reyaz Ahmad Khan along with Judicial Officers at District Court Complex Kargil. The Lordship also addressed the Judicial Officers regarding Disposal of the cases which are pending for adjudication.
After the meeting, the Justice accompanied by Member Secretary LLSA along with Judicial Officers visited the site of the ongoing construction of New Court Complex at Kurbathang, Kargil to review the construction work of ADR building at District Court Complex Kurbathang and issued certain instructions on spot.