RAYAGADA: A Mobile Lok Adalat under the aegis of Odisha State Legal Service Authority (SLSA), Cuttack solved 79 criminal cases and collected a fine of Rs 4,000 at Rayagada.
The Lok Adalat was held near the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) situated on the campus of Rayagada District Court.
During its one day programme at Rayagada, a video show on witchcraft was shown to the public at Bank Chowk. As Rayagada district is dominated by the tribals and there are several cases of deaths due to sorcery and other beliefs, such kind of awareness programme was appreciated by the local denizens.
The programme was led by Dr Md M.I. Nabi, Secretary of DLSA and facilitated by Dr.Indu Sharma, Registrar of the local court, Ms.Lopamudra Malla, Magistrate, Kolnara, Govt Advocate Ajit Pattanaik, Advocate Samuel Tandi, Labour Leader Arun Lenka, Court Manager Bijaya Kumar Rout, Sapan Kumar Dash, Brudaban Choudhury, Prakash Dash and other court staff including police officials and bar association members.