Delhi questioned on rejig of sub-divisions for court cases

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 13:30 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the city government about the basis for its decision to reshuffle sub-divisions in two districts for the purpose of hearing of court cases.

"On what basis the areas have been shifted to various districts and also attached to different courts," said a division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and posted the hearing Jan 7, 2013.

Two sub-divisions - Vasant Vihar and Delhi Cantonment - of the south west district have been merged with New Delhi district, requiring litigants from these areas to attend court cases at the Patiala House district courts in central Delhi instead of the Dwarka district courts in southwest Delhi, a group of lawyers said in its petition.

The plea was filed by Dwarka Court Bar Association alleging that the reshuffle was arbitrary, as some areas have been shifted to those district courts which were far from the houses of litigants.

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