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48 cases settled on a single day in sub-court; relief given

Special Correspondent

MADURAI: K. Venkatasamy, Principal sub-court Judge, Dindigul, disposed of 48 cases and awarded Rs. 21 lakh as compensation to accident victims and legal heirs – all on a single day.

According to prosecution, Mookan (48), who was running a tea-stall in Alagapuri, Natham suffered multiple injuries when a private car dashed against his two-wheeler in November 2004.

The case which was heard by the judge awarded Rs 2.89 lakh as compensation.

Relief to claimants

Similarly, the judge disposed of many such cases on a single day which came as a relief to the claimants and their legal heirs, who were mostly under the below poverty line category.

The lowest compensation awarded was Rs 10,000 and the maximum award given was Rs 2.89 lakh.

The cases were on different stages since 1995 to 2007.

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