The bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur, justices Vikram Nath, Sudhir Agarwal, Bharti Sapru, Pankaj Mithal, S K Gupta and B K Narayana was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding the security of the high court and other courts of the state. The court fixed February 12 as the next date of hearing the matter.
During the course of the hearing, the bench expressed its concern for the delay in the establishment of 'gram adalats' (village courts) in the state on which the chief secretary assured the bench that the government will establish them by June 30, 2019, after acquiring land. The court also directed officials concerned to ensure that the boundary walls of all district courts are repaired within six months.
(With inputs from agencies.)