Five judges are being inducted into the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has received their Warrants of Appointment from the Centre.
Authoritative sources revealed to The Hindu on Thursday that the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice M. M. Kumar, would administer the pledge to the five new judges on Friday evening. According to a communication received by the High Court and the State Law Department from the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, the President has approved the appointment of three senior advocates and two senior officials of the State Judicial Service as the judges for the J&K High Court. Senior advocate Ali Mohammad Magray, who resigned as the State’s Senior Additional Advocate General on Thursday, Dheeraj Singh Thakur, and advocate Tashi Rabstan, besides two judicial officers of the rank of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bansi Lal Bhat and Janak Raj Kotwal, will be taking the pledge from the Chief Justice. Sources said that Governor Narinder Nath Vohra delegated the powers of administering the pledge to the five new judges to the Chief Justice.