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After top judges get elevated to SC, four HCs get acting chief justices

According to Law Ministry notification, justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2018 22:58 IST
Uttarakhand high court,Madras high court,Orissa high court
Uttarakhand high court. Justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.(HT Photo )

Acting chief justices were on Monday appointed to Uttarakhand, Madras, Orissa and Bombay high courts after top judges from these courts were either elevated to the Supreme Court or made chief justices of other high courts.

According to Law Ministry notification, justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice of the court KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.

Justice K S Jhaveri of the Rajasthan HC has been appointed as the chief justice of the Orissa HC after incumbent justice Vineet Saran was elevated to the top court. Till justice Jhaveri takes over, justice Indrajit Mahanty, the senior-most judge there, will be the acting chief justice.

In the Madras HC, Justice H G Ramesh will be the acting chief justice till justice Vijaya K Tahilramani takes over as the chief justice.

Justice Tahilramani is at present the acting chief justice of the Bombay HC. She takes over as the Madras HC chief justice after incumbent Indira Banerjee was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Naresh H Patil will be the acting chief justice of the Bombay HC after justice Tahilramani was made the chief justice of the Madras HC.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 06, 2018 22:58 IST