The strength of the judiciary lies in public confidence, Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir has said here on Thursday.
He said he expected honest, sincere, and diligent discharge of duties by each of the judges. “Any wrong conduct or act on part of any of them would affect the public confidence adversely, which will be detrimental to our justice delivery system,” Mir added while addressing the high court lawyers and judges in full court reference.
The function was to welcome the 22nd CJ who was sworn in on Wednesday. Mir was earlier acting chief justice of this high court since November 27, 2013.
He thanked both bench and bar for all the cooperation during his tenure as acting CJ. Justice Sanjay Karol welcomed the CJ, saying he was an efficient, honest and deeply religious man committed to the cause of justice. Advocate general and state bar council chairman Shravan Dogra; high court bar association president Ashwani Pathak; and additional solicitor general of India Sandeep Sharma also addressed the gathering.
Justices Sanjay Karol, Rajiv Sharma, VK Sharma, Dharam Chand Chaudhary, Tarlok Chauhan, PS Rana and Sureshwar Thakur of the high court were present.
High court registrars Sushil Kukreja, Arvind Malhotra and Yashwant Chogal also attended the function.