Justice Akil Kureshi

The Centre has notified the appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as the chief justice of the Tripura High Court.

As per reports, a government official on Thursday said that the file has been cleared by the government and is now pending before President Ram Nath Kovind for signing the warrant of appointment.

On September 5 this year, the Supreme Court collegium had recommended the appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as chief justice of Tripura High Court.

Although the collegium had recommended his appointment as the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in May this year, it later modified its order.

Justice Kureshi is presently serving as a judge of the Bombay High Court.

The Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) had moved the apex court earlier and raised objections to the Centre’s reluctance to appoint Justice Kureshi as the chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

The GHCAA claimed that the Centre’s reluctance to appoint Justice Kureshi as the chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court is against the procedure laid down in the memorandum of procedure (MoP) and amounts to a violation of Articles 14 and 217 of the Constitution.

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