Legal assistance establishment centre set up at Panchkula

Chandigarh
9 Jul 2017

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra, who is also Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, today inaugurated the legal assistance establishment centre at Panchkula. The centre will facilitate litigants, who are in jail, to interact with their counsels placed at far off stations. Justice Misra also launched a facility for video conferencing and spoke to officials of the jail administration in Hisar and Sirsa, an official release said. He directed them to prepare a list of appeals made by all prisoners and send it to the Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HSLSA) so that it could follow-up on these. In addition, Justice Misra also enquired about the number of jail inmates who are above 60 years of age in these jails. Later, Justice Misra said the purpose of opening such centers was to provide free legal services to the undertrials and convicted persons in jails as well as to provide them complete information about their cases. This centre will serve as a master centre, he said adding that a similar centre called 'Kanoon Sarthi', had also been set up in Mohali, Punjab. Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Haryana State Legal Services Authority Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court Jaishree Thakur, were also present on the occasion.(PTI)