Justice Atul Sreedharan Shifted To High Court J&K And Ladakh.
Srinagar- A judge has won hearts for his honesty and integrity after seeking transfer from Madhya Pradesh High Court, where his daughter is all set to start practice next year.
The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud has recommended transfer of Justice Atul Sreedharan from High Court of Madhya Pradesh to the High Court J&K and Ladakh.
The Collegium said that Justice Atul Sreedharan was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on April 7, 2016.
Justice Atul Sreedharan has requested the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer him out of the High Court since his elder daughter would be entering law practice in the same High Court next year.
The Collegium in turn acceded to his request and in a meeting held on March 28, recommended that he be transferred to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
“Mr Justice Atul Sreedharan was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on 07 April 2016. By his communication dated 23 January 2023, he has sought a transfer out of the State of Madhya Pradesh on the ground that his elder daughter would enter practice next year and would be appearing before the District Court and the Indore Bench of the High Court. Mr. Justice Atul Sreedharan has stated that he does not desire to continue in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh when his daughter enters practice,” the resolution passed by the Collegium noted.
Justice Sreedharan has received applause on social media with netizens praising his honesty and integrity.
“We still have Hon. Judges who work according to their conscience. Such thinking is applauded” posted Gazi Ahmad Pandit on social media.
“Let’s hope he’ll hold such integrity here also and make the fastest judgments as per constitutional laws,” posted another social media used S’yed A’dil.
Justice Sreedharan was the junior of Senior Advocate and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium from 1992 to 1997.
From 1997 to December 2000, he practiced independently at Delhi before shifting to Indore in the year 2001.
He then served as counsel for the State and Central government before being appointed additional judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in April, 2016 and a permanent judge on March 17, 2018.
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