Center appoints new Chief Justice for newly created AP High Court

Andhra Pradesh High Court

-I. Ahmed

Hyderabad (Telangana): The union government on Thursday issued orders for appointing the Chief Justice Of newly created Andhra Pradesh High Court. The senior most judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice Praveen Kumar has been appointed the Chief Justice Of the state. He would assume charge on January 1, 2019. In its orders, the Center has also stated that the current Chief Justice of the High Court Justice TB  Radhakrishnan would continue in his post as the Chief Justice Of Telangana High Court. The Center’s decision to appoint the new Chief Justice comes in the wake of issuance of  a gazette notification by president of India bifurcating the existing High Court at Hyderabad on Wednesday. In its orders, the president has allotted 14 judges to Andhra Pradesh and 10 judges to the Telangana state. However, the Center has allotted two more judges to the Telnangana state in its fresh orders. The names of these judges are Justice RS Chouhan and Justice Rama Subramanianan.
Meanwhile, the advocates from Telangana state expressed their joy over the bifurcation of the existing high court and celebrated the occasion by distributing sweets at all courts of the state. The advocates practising at High Court of the state in the city too joined in the celebrations and thanked the central government for bifurcating the high court. They said that their four and half year long fight to get the separate high court has finally been paid off.


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