Justice Nargal administered oath as additional Judge, HC of JK&L
Srinagar/New Delhi: Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal was administered oath of office as Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh here on Friday.
Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice Pankaj Mithal, administered the oath of office to Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal at a ceremony held at the High Court complex Srinagar, an official spokesman said.
He said the oath taking ceremony was attended by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Sanjay Dhar, Justice Puneet Gupta, Justice Mohammad Akram Chowdhary and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi.
While Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Mohan Lal and Justice Rahul Bharti participated in the oath taking ceremony virtually from Jammu.
The proceedings of the ceremony were conducted by Registrar General of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Sanjeev Gupta, who read the contents of the notification received from Government of India, Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Justice, the Warrant of Appointment issued by President of India and the Letter of Authorization issued by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
With elevation of Justice Nargal as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, the strength of Judges of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has risen to 16 Judges including the Chief Justice, against the sanctioned strength of 17.
Meanwhile, eight advocates and four judicial officers were on Friday elevated as judges and additional judges of seven high courts, the law ministry said.
While two appointments each were made in the high courts of Patna, Rajasthan, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras, one appointment each was made in the high courts of Orissa and Jharkhand.
The notifications announcing their appointments were issued by the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry.
Some more appointments are expected to be announced in coming days.
On Wednesday, eight new HC judges were appointed and six transferred.
Four additional judges of the Kerala High Court were also elevated as judges on Wednesday.
Those appointed as judges on Wednesday included seven judicial officers from Bihar and an advocate from Jammu and Kashmir.
On May 31, two advocates and as many judicial officers become judges of the high courts of Delhi and Calcutta respectively.