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Five High Courts to get new Chief Justice

By IndianMandarins- 18 Oct 2019


Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna high courts will get new chief justices as the SC Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justices of these five High Courts. The Collegium recommended transfer of Patna HC Chief Justice AP Sahi to the Madras HC. Rajasthan HC Judge Mohammad Rafiq has been elevated to Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

Justice Vineet Kothari has been appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court while AK Mittal has been made Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. The Collegium has recommended transfer of Chief Justice Mittal to the Madhya Pradesh HC and Tripura High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol to Patna HC as Chief Justice. It has also recommended elevation of Punjab & Haryana High Court Judge Ravi Ranjan as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.

The Collegium also decided to recommend transfer of Patna High Court Judge Rakesh Kumar to the Andhra Pradesh High Court and approved the proposal for elevation of Wanlura Diengdoh, Judicial Officer, as Judge of the Meghalaya High Court, advocates Moksha Kazmi and Rajnesh Oswal as judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

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