Two judges take charge in SC, taking strength to 30

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Sep 20, 2013 01:26 IST

Justices Shiv Kirti Singh and Chockalingam Nagappan on Thursday took charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the strength to 30 including Chief Justice P Sathasivam.

Justices Singh and Nagappan were the Chief Justices of Allahabad High Court and Orissa High Court respectively.

The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court is 31 including the CJI.

The two judges were elevated to apex court and were administered the oath of office and secrecy by CJI Sathasivam.

Singh, 62, hails from Bihar and took charge of Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on November 20, 2012. However, he was elevated as Chief Justice on February 4.

He was transferred from Patna High Court to Allahabad High Court on October 17, 2012.

Justice Nagappan, 62, hails from Karur district in Tamil Nadu.


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