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The Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, Justice Krishna Murari, launched a Virtual Court at Faridabad yesterday through video conferencing.
This court will deal with all the cases relating to traffic challans for the entire State of Haryana. Setting up of this virtual Court is aimed at eliminating the presence of litigants in courts.
The program is launched under the guidance of the Supreme Court’s e-Committee while the software for the same has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). Under this project, the cases received in the Virtual Court can be viewed by the Judge along with automatic computation of fines on the screen.
Once the summons is generated and accused gets information on eMail or SMS, accused can visit the Virtual Court web site and search the case by entering CNR Number of the case, name of the accused, or even Driving License Number. Once the accused pleads guilty online, the fine amount will be displayed and accused may proceed to pay the fine. On successful payment and realization of fine amount, the case may be automatically disposed of. When the accused does not plead guilty, such cases are remanded to the Regular Courts with the respective territorial jurisdiction.
The launch event was attended by Chairperson of the Computer Committee, Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Members of the Committee, Justice Surinder Gupta and Justice B.S. Walia in addition to other Judges from the High Court. Chief Justice Murari took the opportunity to interact with the District and Sessions Judge of Faridabad and spoke about the successful implementation of the project.