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SC Collegium Reiterates Recommendation To Transfer Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan As CJ Of Calcutta HC

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20 Feb 2019 1:13 PM GMT
SC Collegium Reiterates Recommendation To Transfer Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan As CJ Of Calcutta HC
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The Supreme Court collegium has reiterated its recommendation to transfer the Chief Justice of Telengana High Court Thottathil B Radhakrishnan as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

The earlier recommendation made by collegium made on January 10 to transfer him to Calcutta was sent back by the Centre for reconsideration.

Yesterday, the Collegium comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices Sikri, Bobde, Ramana and Arun Mishra resolved to "reiterate its recommendation dated 10th January, 2019 for transfer of Mr. Justice T.B. Radhakrishnan to Calcutta High Court"

The transfer recommendation is consequent upon retirement of Justice D.K. Gupta, Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 31st December, 2018.

On January 1, Justice Radhakrishnan had taken charge as the CJ of the newly formed Telengana High Court. Before that, he was the CJ of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Telengana and AP from July 2018.

The separate High Court for Telangana came into existence following the division of the High Court at Hyderabad to constitute a separate HC for AP at Amaravati from January 1.

High Court of Kerala is his parent high court, where he was appointed as judge on 14 October, 2004. He was appointed as CJ of Chattisgarh HC on March 18, 2017.

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