Centre appoints Rajesh Bindal as acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court

Bindal, most senior judge of the high court, has been asked to take over with effect from 9 December due to the retirement of Chief Justice Gita Mittal

Press Trust of India December 08, 2020 20:49:07 IST
Centre appoints Rajesh Bindal as acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court

File image of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Image courtesy: jkhighcourt.nic.in

New Delhi: Justice Rajesh Bindal was on Tuesday appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the common high court for the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, as per a law ministry notification.

Bindal was the most senior judge of the high court. He has been asked to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court with effect from 9 December consequent upon the retirement of Chief Justice Gita Mittal, as per the notification.

Justice Bindal was elevated as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in March 2006.

On transfer to the high court of Jammu and Kashmir, he took oath of office in November 2018.

Justice Gita Mittal was appointed as an additional judge of Delhi High Court in July, 2004.

She was appointed as a single judge Tribunal under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in February, 2008, to examine the government ban on activities of the Students of Islamic Movement in India (SIMI), according to the website of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

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