The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today live streamed the swearing in ceremony of three judges to the high court.
The Central government had appointed Justices Vinod Chatterji Koul, Sanjay Dhar and Puneet Gupta as Judges of the High Court last week. Their swearing in ceremony which was conducted today was streamed online, keeping in view the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
They will assume charge of their respective offices in the above order of seniority.
The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Gita Mittal at the CJ's court room at Jammu wing of the High Court in the virtual presence of other judges of the High Court who participated in the ceremony via video link.
Notably, since the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir ceased to have effect since August 5, the three judges were sworn oath under the Indian Constitution. Recently, Justice Rajnesh Oswal became the first judge of the J&K High Court to take oath under the Indian Constitution. All previous judges of the HC had taken oath under the J&K Constitution.
Prior to this, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul served as the Chairman of the J&K Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal; Justice Sanjay Dhar served as the Registrar General of the J&K High Court and Justice Puneet Gupta served as a Member of J&K Special Tribunal.