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Civil Court closes over 900 cases in 2017 first quarter

Justice Building in the capital Male. Maldives marks the first year anniversary of its new penal code on Saturday. MIHAARU FILE PHOTO

The Civil Court has closed over 900 cases within the first quarter of 2017.

According to the statistics published by the Civil Court, the court closed 961 cases by the end of the first quarter on May 1. While 1,436 cases were filed at the Court, 1124 of them are still unfinished according to the statistics.

In addition, 170 cases which were filed eight months ago have been closed leaving only 40 such cases pending.

During the first quarter, 887 cases were filed at dispute resolution out of which 401 cases have been solved. Only 79 cases at dispute resolution are still pending.

Meanwhile, 48 cases were filed at the Hulhumale division of the Civil Court out of which 33 cases have been concluded, including 54 cases pending from last year. A total of 69 cases are left at the Hulhumale division.

The Civil Court had targeted in 2016 to close all the cases within a year post their submission. Only three cases were left pending by the end of last year.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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