Glimpses Of Old Courts

Building for court house of the District and Session Judge,Jalandhar was constructed in the year 1866.The building consisted of one main court room alongwith a suitor shed,Bar Room,chowkindar's quaters,servants quarters, godowns, sweeper quater, latrine, cook house and a well. Sh. A.H.Pakar was appointed as sessions judge on 3.3.1909 vide notification no.344c.

With the implementation of the east punjab urban rent restriction act 1945 the rent controllers were appointed to decide the evictions petitions for the urban areas of punjab.Originally the civil courts of jalandhar were located in an abadi settled between hoshiarpur adda crossing and tanda road crossing.The area is still known as mohalla kacherian. In the second stage, the courts were shifted in a building near hotel plaza.