Collegium clears three names for Jammu & Kashmir High Court

Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has cleared three names for appointment to Jammu & Kashmir High Court, reports Greater Kashmir.

As per the report, the Collegium has cleared the names of MK Hanjura, Sanjay Kumar Gupta and SK Shukla.

Hanjura is presently serving as Presiding Officer of Food Safety Appellate Tribunal Jammu while Sanjay Kumar is Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jammu. Advocate SK Shukla is a lawyer in Jammu Wing of the High Court.

The High Court Collegium had sent nine names out of which the Supreme Court Collegium has cleared the above three.

The names have been sent to the Law Ministry for approval.

The J&K High Court is currently functioning with nine judges as against the sanctioned strength of 17. Recently, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed was elevated as the Chief Justice of J&K High Court.

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