Tuesday, September 14, 2010

J&K High Court to have Chief Justice from State

In a major reversal of the nearly two decades-old judicial transfer policy that the Chief Justice of an High Court must be from outside the State, the Supreme Court collegium has recommended that Nisar Ahmad Kakru, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, be posted as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Justice Kakru was made Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court only in February. The present Chief Justice of the J&K High Court, Aftab Hussain Saikia, is being sent back to the Gauhati High Court as its Chief Justice. Justice Saikia belongs to Assam . Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court Madan Lokur is being shifted to the Andhra Pradesh High Court

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