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Present J&K Acting CJ To Be Chief Justice Of Manipur HC

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Acting Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar

Srinagar: The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday recommended incumbent acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, to be the Chief Justice of Manipur.
In a meeting today, the Collegium of three senior-most judges, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices J. Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi recommended Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court to replace Mrs. Justice Abhilasha Kumari who retired recently and consequently the working Judge-strength stands reduced to only two against the total Judge-strength of 5.
“Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar is the senior-most Judge from Madras High Court and is functioning at present, on transfer, in Jammu & Kashmir High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Mr. Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.”
While making the recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that for quite some time there has been no Chief Justice from Madras High Court which is one of the largest High Courts.

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