Over 2.79 crore cases pending in Delhi trial courts

August 11th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Over 2.79 crore cases are pending in Delhi trial courts while there is a backlog of over 42.17 lakh cases in the Delhi High Court and more than 33,538 cases are still to be decided by the Supreme Court, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.

Trial courts in the capital have 27,953,070 pending cases, Minister of Law and Justice Salman Khurshid said in a written reply.

The Delhi High Court has 4,217,903 pending cases, he said.

“Out of the total 57,179 matters filed in the Supreme Court, if connected matters are excluded, the number is only 33,538…,” Khurshid stated.

He added that in order to dispose of these pending cases, the government was taking several measures.

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