Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri was on Thursday sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court. Hitherto, he was a Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court.
He was sworn in by Acting Chief Justice R.K. Agrawal. The Advocate-General, A.L.Somayaji, and leaders of advocates’ association welcomed the new Judge. Judges of the High Court were among those present.
With the addition of Mr. Justice Agnihotri, the strength of the Madras High Court has gone up to 42 against the sanctioned strength of 60.
Mr. Justice Agnihotri was born on July 1, 1956 in Patehara village in Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh. He completed graduation in science and post-graduation in history from the APS University in Rewa. He obtained B.L. from the Delhi University. He enrolled himself in August 1982. He was made a Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on May 5, 2005.
Also, six Additional Judges of the Madras High Court, Justices T. Mathivanan, A.Arumughaswamy, K.B.K.Vasuki, K.Ravichandrabaabu, P.Devadass and R.Karuppiah, were sworn in as permanent Judges on Thursday.