District and Sessions Court
District - Etawah

 Satyamev Jayate

Introduction

Boundaries and Area
The district of Etawah lies in the southwestern portion of Uttar Pradesh 26 47" north latitude and 72 20" east longitude and forms a part of the Kanpur Division. In shape it is a parallelogram with a length from north to south 70 Km. and East to west 66 Km. on one side and 24 Km. on the other side. It is bounded on the north by the districts of Farrukhabad and Mainpuri, while the small extent of western border adjoins tahsil Bah of the Agra district. The eastern frontier marches with the district of Auraiya, and along the south lie Jalaun and the district of Gwalior, the division line being, except for a short distance, the Chambal and Yamuna rivers. The total area in 1999
is calculated to be 2434 sq. Km.

Click here to view the geographical map of Etawah in 2000 A.D.

In the pre-independence period the judicial courts consisted of those of the district and sessions judge, Mainpuri, whose jurisdiction extended to Etawah, the subordinate judge of Etawah and the munsifs of Etawah and Phaphund. The latter munsifi comprised the tahsils of Bidhuna and Auraiya, while the other two tahsils fell within the munsifi of Etawah.The district of Etawah was taken out of the jurisdiction of the district judge of Mainpuri and began to function as a separate judgeship from August 1, 1968.
On 17th September, 1997 two tehsils named Auraiya and Bidhuna were seperated from district Etawah to form the new district named as Auraiya and a separate judgeship for the new district started to function on.

Criminal Justice
The Session court has the power to exercise the sessions trail commited by the criminal courts. In addition to the session courts there are eight additional session courts , five fast track courts. There are three special courts namely Special court(SC/ST Act), Special Court(E.C. Act) and Special Court(D.A.A.).

There are the courts of a Chief Judicial Magistrate, five Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates and two Judicial Magistrates to deal in criminal cases. To deal in petti officers, there is a court of Special Judicial Magistrate.

Civil Justice
The district judges's court is formed appellate court of civil cases. there are eight additional District Judges's courts in addition.

Civil judges(S.D.)'s and Civil Judges(J.D.)'s courts are parental courts of civil cases depending on the valuation of cases. There are five additional Civil Judges(S.D.)'s courts and four additional Civil Judges(J.D.)'s courts in addition to above courts.


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