Srinagar: Justice Pankaj Mithal has been made the Chief Justice of the common high court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories, relieving Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal who has been transferred to Calcutta High Court.
According to an order by Ministry of Law and Justice, Justice Pankaj Mithal of the Allahabad High Court has been made the chief justice of the common high court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories. Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal has also been transferred to Calcutta High Court.
“In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court,” reads the order
Justice Bindal has been directed to assume charge of his office in the Calcutta High Court. (With agencies inputs)
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