Tuesday, November 13, 2012

High court gets four new judges

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court got more judges on Monday, as four judicial officers were elevated as additional judges of the high court.

Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya administered the oath of office to four judicial officers in a ceremony in the high court's committee room. The four new judges are S G Shah, G R Udhwani, S H Vora and R D Kothari. With theelevation of thesefour officers, the high court's strength has now increased to 31. The totalsanctionedstrengthis 42.

Justice Shah was earlier a registrar of the Supreme Court, Justice Udhwani was registrar general of Gujarat high court, Justice Kothari was principal district judge at Nadiad and Justice Vora was principaljudge atthecity civil and sessions court of Ahmedabad.

Justice Vora was also appointed asspecialjudgeto preside over the trial of the post-Godhra Naroda Gam case.

As former registrar general Udhwani has been elevated, registrar (judicial ) M J Thakkar has been made in-charge of high court's registrar general.

State law minister Dilip Sanghani, minister of state for law Pradipsinh Jadeja, advocate general Kamal Trivedi, additional advocate general Tushar Mehta, government pleader Prakash Jani, and Gujarat High Court Advocate's Association president Vijay Patel were present in the ceremony.

No comments:

Post a Comment