Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Justice T B N Radhakrishnan as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court at Raj Bhavan today.
Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan as the Chief Justice of the newly created Telangana High Court at a swearing in ceremony held at 8:30am at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Chairman of Telangana Legislative Council K Swamy Goud, MLCs Shabbir Ali and Ramachandra Rao, designated judges of the Telangana High Court, Chief Secretary S K Joshi, MPs, MLCs, MLAs, DGP P Mahender Reddy, law officers, senior advocates and senior officers of the Telangana government were present.
After the swearing in, the Governor and the CM greeted Justice Radhakrishnan with presentations of bouquets.
Later, Justice Radhakrishnan administered the oath of office to 12 persons as justices of the Telangana High Court, on the premises of the court. They are Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, Ramasubramanian, Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar, Satya Ratna Sri Ramachandra Rao, A Rajashekar Reddy, P Naveen Rao, Challa Kodandaram Chowdary, Bulusu Shiva Shankar Rao, Dr Shameem Akhtar, Potlapalli Keshava Rao, Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Todupunuri Amarnath Goud.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre to bifurcate the existing combined High Court in Hyderabad, and the bifurcation process was completed a few days ago. Amidst emotional scenes, the judges, advocates, legal officials and staff allotted to the Andhra Pradesh High Court were given a formal farewell on Monday on the High Court premises.
As per the notification, 12 High Court judges, and over 360 district and civil judges have been allotted to Telangana. The Andhra Pradesh High Court got over 500 district and civil judges, and the two High Courts began functioning as separate entities on January 1, 2019.