Shri Justice R. Sudhakar.
Justice R. Sudhakar was born on 14.02.1959.
He hails from
, Vellore District (Formerly North Arcot District), Tamil Nadu.
R. Sudhakar’s father, Late Shri Justice S. T. Ramalingam served as a Judge
of the Madras High Court. Justice R. Sudhakar’s maternal grandfather, late
Shri S.P.Sri Ram served as a District Judge and retired as Chairman of the
Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal.
R. Sudhakar had his early schooling in
, Egmore, Chennai and completed from St. Mary’s
. During his school days, he was an active member of the Boy’s Scout
movement. He graduated from
, Chennai. He actively participated in sports, social and cultural
activities both in School and in College. Justice R. Sudhakar was conferred
a Degree in Law from
R. Sudhakar was enrolled as an Advocate on 14.12.1983 and started practice
as an associate of the Legal Luminary and Senior Advocate Shri Habibullah
Badsha, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Public Prosecutor of
Madras High Court, who has now retired from practice in view of the old age.
The pedigree of the law firm is worth mentioning. Shri Habibullah Badsha was
associated with Shri Govind Swaminadhan - Crown Prosecutor and former
Advocate General, Tamil Nadu, who in turn was groomed by legal luminary of
the Criminal Bar, Barrister late Shri V.L.Ethiraj, the Founder of Ethiraj
College for Women. Shri Govind Swaminadhan practised in the Supreme
Court also and appeared as a Counsel in the famous Keshwa Nanda Bharti case.
R. Sudhakar, practised in all branches of law and specialized in the field
of Customs, Central Excise and Sales Tax Law. Besides, Madras High Court, he
also practised/appeared in cases before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh,
Karnataka High Court and Kerala High Court. He regularly appeared in matters
before the Supreme Court of India as well.
R. Sudhakar hails from a family actively involved in freedom movement
championed by the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi. His maternal
great-grandfather late S.P.Ayyaswami Mudaliar, a well known Civil Engineer
in the early twentieth century, took active part in the freedom movement.
During the years 1939 and 1940 the family hosted several national leaders
and freedom fighters like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at their palatial
” on Barathi Salai, Royapettah, Chennai, named in memory of the Father of
R. Sudhakar is committed to social welfare causes and social reforms. The
empowerment of Advocates and their upliftment to bring the creed to its tall
stature as it was during the freedom struggle, is his ambitious project. He
takes keen interest in development Agri Horticulture and support activities
for improvement of the natural resources. He is proactive in protection of
Environment and Heritage. Promoting the cause of under privileged,
protecting the differently abled people, senior citizens and their rights,
is his vision. Social health and welfare issues are priorities in his
judicial role. He is fond of Travelling, Sports, Music, Art and Cultural
activities. He organized a two days’ programme of young Advocates on
different parts of legal education in the
R. Sudhakar was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the High
Court of Madras on 10.12.2005 and as a Permanent Judge on 20.04.2007.
In his career as a Judge of the Madras High Court spreading over a decade he
decided 26196 Main Cases and 32943 Misc. Cases. A number of judgments
delivered by him are reported in various Law Journals published in different
parts of the Country.
his transfer from the Madras High Court, Justice R. Sudhakar took the oath
of the office of a Judge of the High Court of Jammu and
on the 18th day of April, 2016, at 10.00 A.M.
Shri Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, LL.B.
Born on 28-05-1957 at
Village Rajpora, Pulwama.Did his LL.B from Kashmir University, joined
the Bar and practised as Advocate from 1981 to 1993. Appointed as
District & sessions Judge on 27th of May 1993.Remained posted as
Principal District & Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District &
Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar,
Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of
J&K and Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar. Attended “International
Conference on Arbitration (ICCA). Was granted selection grade in July
2001 and was placed in Super Time Scale in April, 2007. Elevated
as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 23.11.2007. Appointed
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009.
as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from 05.01.2015
Hon'ble Shri Justice Muzaffar Hussain
Born on 30th January, 1955 and was Special Public
Prosecutor in various cases. He did his graduation from Anantnag College in
1975 and LLB in 1977. He was registered as pleader in the month of
September, 1977 and as Advocate in the year 1981 and subsequently enrolled
as an Advocate in 1985. He remained Additional Advocate General from 1997 to
2002 and appointed as Special Public Prosecutor in various cases.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on
Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.03.2010.
Hon'ble Shri Justice ALI MOHD. Magrey, LL.B
Born on 8th December, 1960 in Village Wattoo, Tehsil Damhal Hanjipora, District Kulgam, Kashmir; received school education in native village; did his Graduation and LL.B (Hon’s) from the University of Kashmir; was enrolled as Advocate in the year 1984 and started practicing law in the District courts, including Revenue Courts/Tribunals; simultaneously started conducting matters in the High Court.
Remained as standing counsel from 1986 onwards for the State Financial Corporation; Jammu & Kashmir Bank and SIDCO; Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences; Power Development Department; Service Selection Board; Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Board; was appointed as Additional Advocate General in Feb. 2003 with allocation for, General Administration Department, Health and Medical Education Department, Service Selection Board, State Public Service Commission, Estates Department, SKIMS and Vigilance Department; was appointed as Senior Additional Advocate General in September 2009 with additional charge of Home Department; appeared and conducted important criminal, Division Bench and Full Bench matters involving important questions of law, on behalf of the State in the High Court as also in numerous appeals in the Supreme Court of India; also appeared and conducted important Public Interest Litigation matters, constitutional matters, Service matters, Tax matters, Civil matters involving high stakes and important issues, Arbitration matters; appeared in commissions of inquiry also on behalf of State of J&K etc; was appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II dated 7th March, 2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, LL.B
Appointed as Permanant Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on
Hon'ble Shri Justice Tashi Rabstan, LL.B
Born in an agriculturist family of Varsudopa on 10th April 1963 at Village SKURBUCHAN, District Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, did his Graduation and LL.B from University of Jammu; was enrolled as an Advocate on 6th March 1990 in Bar Council of Jammu and Kashmir and started practicing in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir & various other High Courts on Arbitrations, Constitution, Service, Election, Civil and Criminal matters. Experienced in researching intent of laws & judicial decisions & apply law to clients’ circumstances. Remained as Standing Counsel for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh from 1997 till 2005; was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel, now Central Government Counsel, for Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Jammu Wing in September,1998 and continued till elevation; was also remained as panel counsel for Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi from April, 2008 till 31st December 2011; was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide Notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II dated 7th March, 2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 16.05.2014.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, LL.B
Born in Bhaderwah on 29th August 1956. Was appointed Munsiff Hira Nagar in November 1982, after qualifying Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) exam. After rendering excellent judicial service for 17 years he was promoted as District & Sessions Judge in August 1999. He was posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge of all most all the districts of Jammu province besides serving two times as Special Judge Anti-corruption Court Jammu. Because of his outstanding performance his services were placed at the disposal Chief Justice of the J&K High Court & served as Registrar Judicial, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice, Registrar Vigilance & Registrar General High Court. He was conferred Suppertime Scale on 05.01.2009. His over 28 years of service he proved his mettle by delivering various judgments of public interest on Civil & Criminal side besides deciding numerous accidents claims as President of the MACT Jammu & landmark judgment as Judge of the Anti-corruption Court Jammu. He has always maintained judicial decorum & dignity of the court wherever he was posted & his administrative qualities on all the prominent posts in the High Court administration. His last postingbefore elevation was as Judicial Member, J&K Special Tribunal (appellate authority).
Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide Notification No.
K.13021/03/2014-US.II dated 03.03.2015 and took oath of Office on 04.03.2015
Hon'ble Shri Justice
Bawa Singh Walia, LL.B
Born on August 28, 1961
in Jalandhar, Punjab, His Lordship did ICSE from St. John's High School,
Chandigarh in 1978, Bachelor of Arts from D.A.V. College, Chandigarh in
1982, LL.B. from the Panjab University in 1985 besides stood 1st Class 1st
in Bachelor of Law in 1984 for which he was awarded Rai Bahadur Badri Dass
Medal as well as Vice - Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.
His Lordship taught Law at the Department of Laws, Panjab University,
Chandigarh as a visiting part-time faculty from 1990 - 96.
His Lordship was enrolled as a member of the Bar Council of Punjab and
Haryana in 1985 and practised in divergent fields of law. His Lordship
remained Legal Advisor to the Punjab State Industrial Development
Corporation Limited, Electronic Systems Punjab Limited, Punjab Information
and Communication Technology Corporation Ltd., besides conducted cases on
behalf of the Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Food Corporation
of India and other organizations.
His Lordship was Senior Panel Counsel, Government of India for the Punjab
and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh besides Additional Advocate General,
Punjab w.e.f. November 1, 2012, till elevation as Additional Judge of the
Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 25, 2014.
His Lordship on transfer took oath as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on