Lok Adalat: Kin of man lying semi conscious for 10 years gets Rs 55 lakh

Chennai: The family of a man lying in a semi conscious state for the last 10 years after an accident were Saturday awarded Rs 55 lakh by a Lok Adalat held here Saturday.

Gnanasekaran, now 39 years old, was brought in an ambulance to the Madras High Court campus, where the Lok Adalat was held. He had met with the accident in 2009 after his two wheeler collided with a private bus.

The Lok Adalat was conducted by the Chennai district legal services authority. In the second settlement, the Lok Adalat awarded Rs 93 lakh to an accident victim Thennarasu, whose right leg was severely damaged in an accident.

Tamil Nadu state legal services authority secretary and District Judge Rajasekar, who presided, later told reporters that a total of 2,14,529 cases were disposed off in 460 benches in the state Saturday. Of this, settlement was arrived at for 28,525 cases for about Rs 216 crore, he said. For educational loan cases, settlement was arrived for 6,322 cases, he said.