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SC gets 5 new judges, strength swells up to 28

Last Modified Friday, 17 February 2017 (15:30 IST)
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New Delhi: The top court of the country got a boost today, when five Chief Justices of different states, took oath as Judges, taking the total strength to 28, including Chief Justice (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar. The new Judges include Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Shantanagoudar Mohan Allikarjunagouda, S Abdul Nazeer, and Deepak Gupta.
 

Justice Kaul earlier served as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, whereas Justice Gupta had worked earlier as Chhattisgarh High Court's Chief Justice. Before being appointed as Judge, Justice Nazeer worked as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Chief Justice Mohan M Shantanagouder was earlier serving as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Rajasthan High Court's Chief Justice Naveen Sinha was also elevated to the top court. (UNI)
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