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History Of District Court Yamuna Nagar

Although, no authenticated record is available in respect of the approximate time at which the courts had started functioning at Jagadhri, a sub division headquarter of district Ambala, but some information is available that the Bar Association had come into existence in 1890s. Therefore, it may be said that the courts are working here at Jagadhri for the past more than one centuary. To start with, there was one court of a Munsif where after, the courts of SDO (Civil) and other Revenue Officers were established. Initially criminal cases of petty nature were tried by the Tehsildar of the area who was duly authorized under the relevant provisions of old Code of Criminal Procedure. A special Magistrate was vested with the powers under section 30 of that code for holding camp court at the sub division headquarter at Jagadhri. That court tried all the offences which were triable by the court of Judicial Magistrate Ist Class. It was during the 1950s that a regular court with a Resident Magistrate was created at Jagadhri. Subsequently, the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate–cum-Sub Judge Ist Class was created followed by the courts of Senior Sub Judge, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Additional District and Sessions Judge.

Shri U.B.Khanduja was posted as the first Senior Sub Judge whereas Shri D.V.Singh the first Chief Judicial Magistrate, Yamuna Nagar at Jagadhri on 09.02.1991.

Jagadhri was a sub division headquarter of District Ambala upto the year 1989. The new district of Yamuna Nagar came into existence on November Ist, 1989. Shri B.R.Vohra was the first member of the Superior Judicial Service to be posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Yamuna Nagar at Jagadhri on June !st, 1990. The district had to wait for eleven years for being declared as a Sessions Division on December 13,2001. Shri R.C.Gupta, was appointed as Ist District & Sessions Judge, Yamuna Nagar at Jagadhri.

The Judicial Courts were earlier housed in an old and decaying building located in the vicinity of the Military Ground, Jagadhri. A new Judicial Complex was constructed in the meanwhile which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S.Mongia, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh on September 17, 2000. The courts were immediately shifted to the new complex which rightly shares the pride of place with the adjoining Mini Secretariat building.

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