Nashik : The orders have been issued to District Collector Radhakrishnan B to take immediate action for transfer of 2.5 acres of police land for expansion of the district court as per decision taken in December. With this government decision, the way is clear for expansion of the district court.
Taking note of the order of the Mumbai High Court while hearing a petition regarding this issue, the Chief Minister had given partial approval for transfer of 2.5 acres of land out of the total land in possession of the city police. Accordingly, the government had taken a decision on May 18, 2017 to transfer this land immediately to the district court. It issued orders to the District Collector to put name of the district court on 7/12 extract after implementation of this decision. This became possible due to the follow up by petitioner Adv. K K Ghuge, Nashik Bar Council chairman Adv. Nitin Thakre, Adv. Jayant Jaibhave, Adv. Jalinder Tadge, Adv. Suresh Niphade and Bar Council members.
The number of complaints has increased in the district court due to various cases in junior and district session court. As there is rush of vehicles of complainants and lawyers, there is parking problem in the court campus. In addition, it is difficult for judges to park their vehicles.
On the backdrop of this, senior lawyer Adv. K K Ghuge had filed a petition in the Mumbai High Court, demanding 5 acres of police land for expansion of the district court. Taking note of this, the Mumbai High Court justice had himself inspected the district court campus and had tabled a report about this in the High Court. The district administration had measured this land and earmarked the boundaries.
A meeting of police, legal and justice and revenue and forest department officials was held under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on December 28, 2016 and partial approval was given to transfer 2.5 acres of city police land to the district court. The state government finally gave its approval for transfer of the land on May 18, 2017.
Transfer 2.5 acres of city police land in survey no. 660/2 and 661, A/1 to the District Court and take action for putting the name of the district court on 7/12 extract, the order to the District Collector mentions. This will help in reducing rush in the district court to some extent.