5 judges, whose appointments had been notified by the Central authorities a day earlier, took oaths as further judges of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom on Friday morning.

The 5 judges — Vikas Suri, Sandeep Moudgil, Vinod Sharma Bhardwaj, Pankaj Jain, and Jasjit Singh Bedi — had been administered the oath of workplace by Ravi Shanker Jha, the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom.

After the brand new appointments, the entire variety of judges within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom will rise to 50, in opposition to the sanctioned energy of 85. As many as seven judges have retired this 12 months, with one other choose scheduled to retire in December.

The swearing-in ceremony of the 5 new judges was held on the Excessive Courtroom auditorium, and was attended by all judges of the Excessive Courtroom.

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The names of Advocate Vikas Suri, Senior Advocates, Vinod Sharma Bhardwaj, Pankaj Jain, and Jasjit Singh Bedi, had been cleared by the SC collegium in its assembly held on September 1 this 12 months. The identify of Sandeep Moudgil was cleared on September 29. The names of all of the 5 for elevation as judges had been finalised and forwarded by the Excessive Courtroom collegium to the Centre in August final 12 months. The Centre forwarded the names to the Supreme Courtroom collegium in April this 12 months.

As per accessible data, Advocates, Pankaj Jain, who had been representing UT Chandigarh, as a Senior Standing Counsel, and Vinod Sharma Bhardwaj, have been designated as Senior Advocates just lately in Could 2021.

Advocate Vinod Sharma Bhardwaj has been training on the civil aspect and has handled Constitutional issues. Sandeep Moudgil has been representing Haryana as an Extra Advocate-Basic, whereas Jasjit Singh Bedi, is a training legal lawyer. Bedi is the son of former Excessive Courtroom choose, HS Bedi (Justice retired).

Vikas Suri, had been training on the civil aspect and had been the Senior Standing Counsel for Workers State Insurance coverage Company (Haryana Area). Suri has additionally been conducting instances for the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom at Chandigarh and its subordinate courts since March 2010. He had additionally been the Extra Authorities Pleader (Excessive Courtroom) for Chandigarh Administration from 2007-2015, and in addition had been counsel for Haryana Energy Utilities.

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