Indian Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the number of pending cases across various courts could touch the five crore mark in a couple of months.
Expressing concern over the issue of pendency, he said while such cases are likely to come down in the Supreme Court and high courts, the “real challenge” is in the lower courts.
Addressing an event at the Delhi High Court in the presence of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, the minister said the number of pending cases is inching towards the five crore mark and flagged the issue of inadequate infrastructure in lower courts.
Till a few months back, the pending cases were estimated at 4.83 crores.
“I try to analyse about the bottleneck when we take the numbers. It is inching towards the five crore pendency. It is a matter of great concern,” he said.