AG Mukul Rohatgi to assist SC in solving Tripura HC’s unique problem

Tripura High Court

The Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court has written to the Supreme Court highlighting a peculiar problem faced by it.

The High Court has only three judges and when a case in which a judge has an apparent conflict of interest comes up before the High Court, the concerned judge cannot recuse, since there are not enough judges to constitute another Bench.

The Supreme Court today took up the letter petition suo moto and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to assist the court.

The Tripura High Court, which was established on March 23, 2013, has a sanctioned strength of four judges. There are currently three judges at the sole bench in Agartala, headed by Chief Justice Tinliangthang Vaiphei.

The High Court currently sits in a combination of one Division Bench and one single judge Bench or as three single-judge Benches.