Indu Malhotra first woman to get direct elevation to SC

Last Updated: Friday, 27 April 2018 (13:01 IST)
New Delhi: was on Friday sworn in as a judge, taking the SC judges strength to 25, still short of six judges. She is the first senior woman lawyer from the bar to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court as a judge in the 68-year history of the Indian judiciary.
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice (CJI) in presence of all Judges, except Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, who is on leave.
The judges strength in the Supreme Court has risen to 25, including Ms Malhotra, still short of six Judges. Ms Malhotra is the seventh woman judge to be sworn in as a Supreme Court judge. (UNI)