Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi on Tuesday took over as the brand new Chief Justice of the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom, with Governor Kalraj Mishra administering the oath of workplace at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.

Justice Kureshi was the Chief Justice of Tripura Excessive Courtroom earlier than being transferred to Rajasthan rather than Justice Indrajit Mahanty, who has been posted as Chief Justice of Tripura Excessive Courtroom. Kureshi, who took the oath in English, is the thirty eighth Chief Justice of the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Meeting Speaker C P Joshi, Chief Secretary Niranjan Arya, ministers and judges, amongst others, had been current on the event.

Justice Kureshi is ready to retire in March 2022, on the age of 62, if he not elevated to the Supreme Courtroom, the place the age of retirement is 65 years.

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Justice Kureshi, whose dad or mum Excessive Courtroom is the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom, was on the centre of a two-year deadlock inside the Supreme Courtroom collegium over the appointment of judges. Justice Kureshi didn’t characteristic within the record of 9 appointments made to the Supreme Courtroom in August regardless of being No. 2 within the all-India record of seniority for judges of Excessive Courts.

Former SC choose Rohinton Nariman, who was a part of the collegium, had insisted that Justice Kureshi’s title be really helpful earlier than some other. Per week after Justice Nariman retired on August 12, the SC collegium despatched 9 names to the federal government, which had been accepted inside two weeks.

Justice Kureshi was born in 1960 in an illustrious Gujarat household. Justice Kureshi’s grandfather Ghulam Rasul Kureshi was recognized to have been a part of the ‘Arun Tukdi’ workforce whose members would stroll the route of the Dandi March forward of Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival. His father Hamid Kureshi was a senior advocate and a trustee of the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Belief.

After graduating in arithmetic in 1980 and legislation in 1983, Justice Kureshi adopted in his father’s footsteps. After nearly 20 years on the Bar, in 2004, he was appointed Further Choose of the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom.

Because the senior-most choose of the court docket, he was anticipated to develop into Gujarat Chief Justice when the submit fell vacant in November 2018. Nonetheless, Justice A S Dave was named Performing Chief Justice and Kureshi was transferred to the Bombay Excessive Courtroom, the place he could be fifth in seniority. Over 1,200 attorneys of the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom Advocates Affiliation launched a strike towards the transfer and petitioned the Supreme Courtroom.

Whereas Justice Kureshi’s switch to Bombay was stalled, in Might 2019, the federal government despatched again the collegium’s advice to nominate him as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh Excessive Courtroom as a substitute. Lastly, in September, the collegium really helpful him for the submit of Tripura Chief Justice. This meant that from taking a look at heading a court docket with 53 judges, Justice Kureshi discovered himself main one with simply 4.

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