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The Lok Adalat Bench awarded compensation of Rs 62,95,000 to the victims of motor vehicle accidents.
The High Court Legal Services Committee, Bengaluru this week conducted the first virtual Lok Adalat through video conferencing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lok Adalat Bench comprised the Karnataka High Court's Justice Alok Aradhe, who is also Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, and Vijay Kumar Patil, Conciliator.
The Bench was able to settle 31 cases pertaining to two insurance companies. It awarded compensation of Rs 62,95,000 to the victims of motor vehicle accidents.
The press release issued further states that the first virtual Lok Adalat in Karnataka was conducted with the able support and guidance of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar.
On a concluding note, the release also urges advocates and the litigant public to make use of the virtual Lok Adalat facility and strive to settle large number of cases during the COVID-19 pandemic period.