New Delhi, July 12 -- The Delhi High Court will dispose of cases lying pending for at least 25 years on a priority basis, Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, said on Thursday.

The Chief Justice of Delhi High Court made the announcement at his felicitation organised by the Bar Council of Delhi. Justice Patel, who was sworn-in on June 7, also set a target of three months to dispose of pending cases and sought the Bar's support in achieving it.

"We have set our targets that at least for 25 years old matter... should be disposed of with the help of the bar members at the earliest. It does not look good on Delhi. We shall discuss, and if there is any need of adjournment also, we shall surely accommodate... But these matters should be over...