Two more judges take charge as additional judges of Madras HC

Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram welcomed the new judges and office bearers of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and others felicitated the newly sworn-in judges.
Two more judges take charge as additional judges of Madras HC
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CHENNAI: On Monday, two more judges had assumed charge as the new additional judges of the Madras High Court. Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari administered the oath of office to the new judges namely Sunder Mohan and K Kumaresh Babu.

With the induction of these two judges, the strength of the Madras HC had increased to 58 against the chartered strength of 75.

Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram welcomed the new judges and office bearers of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and others felicitated the newly sworn-in judges.

Justice Sunder Mohan registered as a lawyer in 1991 and served as a junior to the advocate general R Shunmugasundaram in criminal cases. It is noted that he had appeared against former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's TANSI land acquisition case. Justice Mohan also appeared in the former PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and Mumbai bomb blast cases.

Justice Kumareshbabu enrolled as an advocate in the year 1993. He served as a government advocate and additional advocate general.

Meanwhile, G Mohana Krishnan, president of Madras High Court Advocates’ Association, addressing the press stressed that the union government should pass orders for the appointment of two more judges which is pending with the union law ministry.

“Madras HC collegium had recommended six advocates’ names for appointing them as additional judges. While the union government had passed orders for appointing four of the recommended advocates as judges, the names of advocates John Satyan and Abdul Hameed are still pending with the union government. Therefore, the government should issue orders appointing John Satyan and Abdul Hameed as the additional judges of the Madras HC, ” Mohana Krishnan told the media.

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