The total strength of the judges in the Bombay high court has gone up to 68 with six new judges being appointed on Tuesday.
The judges are likely to be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Bombay high court later this week.
Principal sessions judge ML Tahaliyani, sessions judges Abhay Thipsay and T Nalawade, registrar general of high court MN Gilani and advocates Madan Joshi and Utkarsh Bakre have been appointed as additional judges of the high court.
The President of India’s office sent their warrants (letter for appointment of judges) on Tuesday.
Justice Tahaliyani, as special judge had sent the lone surviving terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab for the 2008 terror attacks.
He even granted bail to Pune businessman, Hasan Ali, after the enforcement directorate failed to show evidence against him.
Thipsay, as a special judge, had convicted eight people to life imprisonment in Gujarat’s Best Bakery case in 2007.
Gilani has served as registrar general for two terms in the high court.
He has also served as the principal secretary of law and judiciary department of Maharashtra.
Presently, there are 61 judges presiding at the Bombay, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Goa benches of the Bombay high court.