Telangana’s High Court comes into existence; Justice TBS Radhakrishnan sworn in as CJ

Telangana High Court, Justice TBS Radhakrishnan (3), State Governor ESL Narasimhan (2), State CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao (1) in the swearing ceremony

-I. Ahmed

Hyderabad (Telangana): The first day of new year will go down in memory lane as the historic day for the entire legal community of Telangana state. The reason for this is the formation of the High Court of Telangana state.

After almost four and half year long struggle by Advocates community of the state, the new High Court Of Telangana state has finally come into being on Tuesday. Justice  TBN Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the state. The Governor of the  state ESL Narasimhan has administered the oath of office to the Chief Justice. Interestingly, Justice is also the last Chief Justice of the undivided High Court Of the state.

The Chief Minister Of the state K. Chandrasekhar Rao was also present  to witness the historic occasion. The newly sworn in Chief Justice later administered the oath of office to other judges of the court. The central government has allotted 13 judges to the state as against its actual strength of 24 judges.  Commenting on the issue, the vice chairman of Telangana State Bar Council K. Sunil Goud told this correspondent that they got the complete Telangana state on the new year day.

“Except the High Court all constitutional institutions were divided by the Center at the formation of the Telangana state four and half years back. This has prompted all the advocates of the state to wage a war to  get their own high court. After a long fight, our dream has finally come true. We could not have asked for more,” he said.

Goud utilised the occasion to demand the state government to bring back all the Telangana judicial departments and state secretariate employees, who have been allotted to Andhra Pradesh as part of the division, to the state as soon as possible.

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