Lucknow: Justice Sudhir Agarwal, a senior judge of the Allahabad high court, has accomplished a feat of sorts. He has created history in India’s legal system by deciding one lakh cases since his appointment in October 2005.
The Allahabad high court lawyers are planning to felicitate the judge later this month.
Justice Agarwal has handled all types of cases related to writs, civil, criminal, tax matters, appeals. He enrolled as an advocate on October 5, 1980 and practiced matters related to tax as a lawyer but gradually shifted to service and specialised in the same branch at Allahabad high court.
He has also worked as standing counsel for UP Power Corporation, UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam and Allahabad University. In 2003, he was appointed as additional advocate general at high court till elevation.
Justice Agarwal, incidentally, was a part of the three judge bench that delivered the judgment in the Babri title suit in September 2010.
He also made headlines in 2015 when he ordered that all the government officers should get their children admitted to government primary schools so the condition of these schools could improve.