JKHC orders constitution of exclusive special courts for NIA cases

SRINAGAR — In order to ease the burden on National Investigation Agency (NIA) courts, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday ordered the constitution of exclusive special courts for NIA cases.

In an order, as per the news agency KNO, Registrar General, J&K High Court, Sanjeev Gupta stated that to ease the pressure on the NIA courts, the Chief Justice has been pleased to transfer the Civil, Session trial cases (except rape cases) and NDPS cases pending in the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, (NIA Special Court), Anantnag to the Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag for disposal in accordance with the law.

“Similarly, Session trial cases, NDPS and Civil Cases are transferred from the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (NIA Special Court), Baramulla to the Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Baramulla for disposal in accordance with the law,” reads the order.

It added that further NIA Special Courts in Anantnag and Baramulla are directed to expedite and take up the cases on priority.

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