Supreme Court Collegium clears names of 20 judges for HCs

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The Supreme Court Collegium has cleared the names of 20 judges for the High Courts of Bombay, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana. Those recommended for elevation include 15 judicial officers, three Additional Judges and two advocates.

An official statement said the SC Collegium headed by magistrate of India U U Lalit at a gathering on September 7 approved the proposal for appointment of Additional Judges Justices Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, Rajendra Badamikar, and Khazi Jayabunnisa Mohiuddin as Permanent Judges within the Karnataka court.

The Collegium also approved proposal for elevation of six judicial officers — Sanjay Anandrao Deshmukh, Yanshivraj Gopichand Khobragade, Mahendra Wadhumal Chandwani, Abhay Sopanrao Waghwase, Ravindra Madhusudan Joshi, and Shubhangi Vijay Joshi – as judges in Bombay HC.

The Collegium again met on Monday and cleared the proposal for elevation of Advocates Santosh Govindrao Chapalgaonkar, and Milind Manohar Sathaye, as judges within the Bombay HC. Monday’s meeting also approved the proposal for elevation of nine judicial officers as judges within the Punjab & Haryana judicature. 

Those recommended are Gurbir Singh, Deepak Gupta, Amarjot Bhatti, Ritu Tagore, Manisha Batra, Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, Sukhvinder Kaur, Sanjiv Berry, and Vikram Aggarwal.