MUMBAI: Fourteen judges took sworn today as additional judges of the Bombay High Court. Now the total taking its strength is 75.
The new appointees took sworn in by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur in the presence of all other judges of the High Court.
The 14 new judges include Riyaz Chagla, grandson of M C Chagla, who was the first permanent Indian Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court after Independence. 5 others from the Bar took sworn and 8 elevated from the subordinate judiciary.
While out of total 14 judges the two are woman judges – Vibha Kankanwadi and Bharti Dangre. The sanctioned strength of judges in the Bombay High Court is 90.
Apart from Riyaz Chagla, the new judges are Sunil Kotwal, Arun Upadhye, Mangesh Patil, Arun Dhavale, Prithviraj Chavan, Murlidhar Giratkar and Sopan Gavhane from the district judiciary. Patil was the High Court Registrar General till his elevation.
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