Five High Courts Get New Chief Justices

High Court Chief Justice Appointments - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: Five high courts in the country got new chief justices on Wednesday, a Law Ministry notification said.The appointments were made in courts in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.

Justice Ramesh Rangnath, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court has been appointed chief justice of the Uttarakhand HC.

Justice K M Joseph, who was heading the Nainital-based HC was elevated to the Supreme Court in August.

Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, a judge of the Uttarakhand HC, has been elevated as chief justice of the Sikkim HC.

Justice Ramesh Rangnath,Justice K M Joseph,Justice Vijai Kumar Bist

Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court has been sent to the Gauhati HC as chief justice.

Justice Debasis Kar Gupta, a judge of the Calcutta HC, has been elevated as chief justice in the same court.

Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil, a judge of the Bombay HC, has been elevated as its chief justice.

Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna,Justice Debasis Kar Gupta,Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil

With the fresh appointments, all the 24 high courts in the country have full-time chief justices.(PTI)

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