Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today highlighted the important role played by the judiciary in establishing the rule of law in Bihar and said the state governement has “accorded priority” to works related to judiciary. He was speaking after the inauguration of the new building of the Bihar Judicial Academy here. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur inaugurated the new building for training of judicial officials.
“Judiciary played an important role in establishment of rule of law in Bihar,” Kumar said. He said work was being done for strengthening the judicial process in the state. Today out of 38 districts 37 of them have courts, he said. The chief minister said despite limited resources, the state government has accorded priority to works related to the field of judiciary.
The Chief Justice of India praised the excellent construction of the new judial academy building. He said Bihar is a big state which needs more such academies. He appreciated the Bihar government’s assistance in strengthening judicial system in the state. Supreme Court judges Deepak Mishra, Justice F M Ibrahim Khalifullah and Justice Shivkirti Singh and Acting Chief Justice of the Patna High Court Iqbal Ahmad Ansari were also present on the occasion.