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All major High Courts in India to have women Chief Justices

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New Delhi: This is probably for the first time that all four major High Courts Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata in India are headed by women judges as they have been appointed Chief Justices.

 

High Courts, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, National news

Indira Banerjee was recently appointed as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. This appointment created history since it was for the first time that four major high court are headed by women judges. Moreover the Madras High Court has six women judges now.

Justice Manjula Chellur originally from Karnataka is the Chief Justice at the Bombay High Court. The Bombay High Court has 11 women judges which incidentally is the highest in Karnataka.

The Calcutta High Court is headed by Chief Justice Nishita Nirmal Mhatre. In this high court the number of women judges is just 4. Justice G Rohini is the Chief Justice at the Delhi High Court. This court has nine women judges.

 

 

In the Supreme Court there is however just one woman judge. Justice R Banumati was elevated to the SC on August 13 2014. She is due to retire on 19 July 2020.

The Supreme Court ironically saw its first woman judge only in 1989. Justice Fatima Beevi was also the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any higher judiciary.

The Supreme Court has just one woman judge. The first woman judge of the SC was Justice Fatima Beevi.

 

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Vikas Dubey made Chambal ravines his hideout

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Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter who brutally murdered eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, is still far from being arrested by the police. Hundreds of police teams are looking for him. At the same time, SSB has also been alerted on the state’s border with Nepal but no clue is available.

Meanwhile, the former DGP of UP, Vikram Singh said that the way the last location of Vikas Dubey has been traced in Auraiya, then it is very likely that he has caught the path of Chambal’s rugged route through Etawah. Agra can be reached through the rugged interior. After reaching Agra, it becomes easy to enter MP and Rajasthan.

In the case of notorious criminals, it is often seen that due to the setting, it becomes difficult for the two state police to become a co-ordinator or the other state police conducts a search operation to show themselves, but the criminal is hiding there.

Significantly, in the Bikeru village of Chaubepur, Kanpur, a bloody encounter took place between the police and Vikas Dubey’s gang on Thursday – Friday night. The police team reached Vikas Dubey’s raid here. Here Vikas Dubey along with his gang attacked the police, in which eight soldiers were martyred.

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