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First 11 judges in CJI Kapadia’s judicial transfer list make their moves

A total of 11 High Court judges have now been transferred as part of Chief Justice SH Kapadia announcement in September to transfer 20 High Court judges for reasons of “public interest”.

Two judges each from Delhi, Allahabad and Andhra Pradesh High Courts, as well as three from Punjab & Haryana High Court and one each from Madras and Orissa High Courts were now transferred according to a law ministry statement, Hindustan Times reported today:

“Justices V.M. Sahai and Poonam Srivastava of the Allahabad High Court have been transferred to the Gujarat and Jharkhand High Courts respectively.

Justices T. Meena Kumari and D.S.R. Verma of the Andhra Pradesh HC have been transferred to the Patna and Allahabad High Courts respectively.

Three judges from the Punjab and Haryana High Court — Justices Ashutosh Mahunta, Vinod Kumar Sharma and H.S. Bhalla — have been transferred to the Allahabad, Madras and Orissa High Courts respectively.

Justices S.N. Agarwal and Aruna Suresh from the Delhi High Court have been sent to the Madhya Pradesh and the Orissa High Courts.

Justice M.Jeyapaul of the Madras High Court and Justice B.P. Ray of the Orissa High Courts have been sent to the Punjab & Haryana and the Karnataka High Courts.

The collegium also recommended the transfer of Justice R.S. Mohite of the Bombay High Court to the Patna High Court, but he resigned last month.”

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