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Supreme Court to get four new judges shortly

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : Oct 31, 2018, 12:51 am IST
Updated : Oct 31, 2018, 12:51 am IST

In August, he was transferred and appointed as the chief justice of the Patna high court.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will soon get four new judges following the recommendation for the elevation of chief justices of Patna, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura — justices M.R. Shah, R. Subash Reddy, Hemant Gupta and R. Ajay Rastogi respectively to be judges of the apex court.

The collegium comprising the chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph, A.K. Sikri and S.A. Bobde made the recommendation at its meeting on Monday.

If the Union law ministry clears the recommendations, the strength of judges of the Supreme Court will go up to 28, as against the sanctioned strength of 31. Justices Kurian Joseph and Lokur are due to retire in November and December this year.

Chief justice Shah, who hails from Gujarat was appointed an additional judge of the Gujarat high court in March 2004 and made permanent in 2005.

In August, he was transferred and appointed as the chief justice of the Patna high court.

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