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Justice Magray sworn in as Chief Justice of High Court of JK, Ladakh

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Srinagar: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray was on Thursday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh here, officials said.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha administered the oath of office to Justice Magray at a ceremony at SKICC, they added.

They warrant of appointment of Justice Magray as Chief Justice was read out by the Registrar General of the high court, the officials added.

The ceremony was attended by politicians and senior officers of the police and civil administration.

Justice Magrey, who was born on December 8, 1960, in Wattoo village of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, is the 35th Chief Justice of the High Court. Chief Justice Magrey received school education in his native village and did his graduation and LLB (Honours) from the University of Kashmir.

He was enrolled as an advocate in the year 1984 and started practicing law in the district courts including revenue courts and tribunals.

Meanwhile, the CJ convened a virtual conference with Judicial Officers of both the Union Territories on the first day after taking oath as Chief Justice (CJ) of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

All the Principal District and Sessions Judges of UTs of J&K and Ladakh briefed the CJ about the functioning of Courts in their respective districts besides the infrastructural requirements for smooth and proper functioning of the courts and several other issues.

Justice Magrey impressed upon all the Judicial Officers to work with zeal and dedication and highlighted their role in justice dispensation.

He said that the foremost duty and concern of every judicial officer should be to ensure timely justice to the litigants.

He further emphasized to imbibe legal ethics and professionalism for maintaining higher standards of profession.

He impressed upon the Judicial Officers to make best use of technology in justice dispensation.

Justice Magrey also issued a slew of directions to the Judicial Officers to refer maximum cases for disposal in the upcoming Special Lok Adalat to be held on October 21 of 2022 so as to bring down the pendency.

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