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Andhra Pradesh High Court gets its first Chief Justice

07-10-201907-10-2019 17:53:23 IST
2019-10-07T12:23:23.389Z07-10-2019 2019-10-07T12:23:09.234Z - - 15-10-2019

Andhra Pradesh High Court gets its first Chief Justice
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Justice JK Maheshwari took charge as the first Chief Justice of the recently bifurcated Andhra Pradesh High Court. Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan administered the oath at a ceremony that took place in Tummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada. The proceedings were initiated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was also preset at the ceremony, along with lawyers and officials from the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Justice JK Maheshwari was earlier working as a senior judge at the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The position of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice had been lying vacant since the day of its inception. Following its creation, the High Court, which was functioning from the state capital Amaravati, was being headed by the Acting Chief justice Chagari Praveen Kumar, along with 12 other sitting judges. The appointment was announced by the Centre on October 3, along with the change of chief justices in other High Courts as well.

Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Indrajit Mohanty of the Bombay High Court was given charge as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. Justice Arup K Goswami was appointed as Sikkim High Court Chief Justice. Justice Ajai Lamba was appointed as Chief Justice of Guwahati. Justice S Manikumar of the Madras High Court was appointed as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

 

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