When the judge saw the condition of the client’s plight with his own eyes, he asked him to stay inside the car. At the same time, the judge said to the client, ‘You should not be upset at all. Keep sitting in the car whenever you feel comfortable. I will complete the hearing of the case by setting up a court here.
Court. symbolic photo.
Due to the multitude of cases and the lack of judges and courts, it is often said in India that when the cases reached in the court-court will be settled, I do not know. There will be lakhs of such cases even today which will be gathering dust lying in the files of the courts with ‘dishonest hope’ of justice for many decades. In the midst of all such examples, the example set by a judge and his court in Chhattisgarh can indeed become an example. In the hearing of a case, when the judge felt that the client himself was not in a position to walk and reach his ‘court’ (court room). So the judge himself walked from the courtroom and reached the car-parking till the client.
Seeing the judge coming towards him, the client himself tried unsuccessfully to get out of the car in his honor. When the judge saw the condition of the client’s plight with his own eyes, he asked him to stay inside the car. At the same time, the judge said to the client, ‘You should not be upset at all. Keep sitting in the car whenever you feel comfortable. I will complete the hearing of the case by setting up a court here. Aware of the condition of the courts-judges burdened by the multitude of cases present in the Indian courts, the client could not believe himself for once when he heard the judge’s voice.
Client surprised to see the judge standing in the parking lot
When the judge saw that the client had restrained himself upon reaching the car-parking of the court premises outside his courtroom, the judge began to read the files of the case. This shocking development came to light on Saturday when Korba District and Sessions Court Judge B.P. Verma was disposing of cases in the National Lok Adalat. Mr. B.P. Verma is also the chairman of Korba District Legal Services Authority. On Saturday, the matter of a horrific road accident that happened in the year 2018 came up for hearing in the court.
The staff and lawyers present in the courtroom told them that the client, 42-year-old Dwarka Prasad Kanwar, had come to the parking lot in the court premises. Due to the severe physical disability acquired after a road accident, the condition of the client is not such that he can walk inside the courtroom on his own or someone else’s. On hearing this, Judge B.P. Sharma himself left for the spot on foot. Arriving in the car parking, he saw the client present in the car, in fact he was also surprised to see the condition of the client’s physical condition.
‘Court’ put in the car-parking itself
Seeing the judge standing in front of him, as soon as the victim tried to come out of the car, the judge stopped him from doing so and said, “No, you don’t get out of the car. You stay in the car. I hold court here.” The victim, accused and the lawyer of the insurance company were also present on the spot when the court was held in the car parking for the disabled. When the trial started in the court in the parking lot, the victim’s lawyer P.S. Rajput and the insurance company’s lawyer Ram Narayan Rathore presented their side before the court.
The victim’s side said that, in December 2018, when his client was going in a car, a trola (trailer big truck) hit the car in Manikpur area of Raigad city. The collision was so severe that the injuries sustained in that accident left Dwarka Prasad Kanwar (victim) handicapped for life. After that accident, the victim was also paralyzed. Due to which he has become completely incapable of even walking. Even now, the rest of his life will be cut off with the help of someone or the other. In this historic court set up in the car parking complex, the judge heard the arguments of both the sides.
The verdict was heard in the court on the road
After that, the judge, in view of the serious physical condition of the victim, thought it appropriate to give a direct verdict instead of giving any next date of trial. Therefore, the judge wrote in his decision that the insurance company will pay the compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the victim within the time limit fixed by the court. The victim was already giddy when a judge pronounced the verdict in the car-parking case. The compensation of Rs 20 lakh was imposed in the parking lot in that court, that too will be available so soon, the victim had not imagined it in life.
There were only tears of joy in the eyes of the victim when asked about the gratitude of the judge and the response to the decision of 20 lakh compensation in a few minutes. Happy with the verdict and very satisfied with the court’s (judge) behavior, Dwarka Prasad Kanwar could only say, “For three years I was banging on the dates in the court to get justice. Didn’t think that the decision will be taken today itself and that too in the special court engaged in car-parking.
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