Advocate Najmi Waziri, who has been serving as the standing counsel for Delhi government (civil cases) for the past seven years, is among the five lawyers to be sworn in as additional judges of the Delhi high court on Wednesday.
Waziri had successfully defended the government when many of its policies such as regularisation of unauthorised colonies, phase-out of bluelines, hiking of court fees were challenged.
He had also assisted the court that had issued a slew of directions in view of public interest litigations seeking night shelters, removal of polluting industries, probe against ghost employees in the MCD, welfare measures for labourers involved in construction of commonwealth games-related projects, various environmental issues, free seats for poor children in schools and free beds for poor patients in hospitals.
Four other lawyers to become judges are VK Rao, Sanjeev Sachdeva, Jayant Nath and Vibhu Bakhru. Chief Justice D Murugesan will administer the oath of office to all the eight new judges on Wednesday morning.