21 - 08 - 2019

Circuit bench in north Bengal's Jalpaiguri gets cabinet nod

Kolkata, Feb 7,2019:The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of a circuit bench of the  Calcutta High Court in  Jalpaiguri district.

The proposed circuit bench will have jurisdiction over four districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri .

The decision to set up the circuit bench in north Bengal was taken in a full court meeting of the high court in 1988. The Union cabinet had also approved the move in June 2006.

A team of judges had visited the proposed site in  Jalpaiguri last August to assess the progress in the infrastructure, a statement by the Law Ministry said.

A circuit bench is for territories which are far flung, but do not have too many matters to justify a full-fledged permanent bench.