Tripura High Court-Manipur High Court
File photo of Tripura High Court (left) and Manipur High Court.

The Supreme Court Collegium has approved two new judges for the High Courts in Manipur and Tripura.

The decision of the Supreme Court collegiums came in a meeting on Wednesday.

According to reports, the Supreme Court Collegium approved the elevation of the Registrar General of Tripura High Court, Satyagopal Chottopadhaya, as a judge of the same High Court.

The Tripura High Court currently has only three judges including Chief Justice AK Qureshi.

The two other judges in the High Court are Justice Subhasish Talapatra and Justice Arindam Lodh.

Justice Lodh was the last to get appointed about one and half years back in the Tripura High Court.

The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on February 19 also approved the proposal to elevate Ahanthem Bimol Singh, a senior advocate, as the judge of the Manipur High Court.

If the two recommendations are cleared by the central government, both the High Courts in two states of Northeast India will function at their maximum sanctioned working strength of 5 and 4 judges.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court collegium in its meeting on February 19 also approved the proposal for elevation of the following judicial

officers as judges of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court.

They are – Vinod Chatterji Koul, Sanjay Dhar, and Puneet Gupta.

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