Visuals from the oath-taking ceremony that were streamed live.
Visuals from the oath-taking ceremony that were streamed live.
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[Live Streaming amid COVID-19 Lockdown] Three judges of the High Court for J&K and Ladakh take oath of office

In view of the restrictions in place to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the oath taking ceremony was streamed online, with other judges of the High Court also taking part through the video link.

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Three judges were sworn in today as judges of the common High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

In view of the restrictions in place to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the oath taking ceremony was streamed online, with other judges of the High Court also taking part through the video link.

The judges sworn into office today are Justices Vinod Chatterji Koul, Sanjay Dhar and Puneet Gupta. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Gita Mittal at 12 noon in the Chief Justice's Court of Jammu wing of the High Court.

(L-R) Justices Puneet Gupta Vinod Chatterji Koul and Sanjay Dhar
(L-R) Justices Puneet Gupta Vinod Chatterji Koul and Sanjay Dhar

The appointment of the three judges was made earlier this month, pursuant to a Supreme Court Collegium recommendation made issued last month.

Vinod Chatterji Koul was earlier serving as the Chairman of the J&K Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal following his posting in October 2019.

Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul takes oath
Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul takes oath

Sanjay Dhar was appointed as the Registrar General, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in June 2016.

Justice Sanjay Dhar (pictured in the middle) takes oath
Justice Sanjay Dhar (pictured in the middle) takes oath

Justice Puneet Gupta was earlier serving as a Member J&K Special Tribunal, Jammu since October, 2018.

Justice Puneet Gupta (pictured in the middle) takes oath
Justice Puneet Gupta (pictured in the middle) takes oath

Recently, Justice Rajnesh Oswal became the first Judge to take the oath as a Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court under the Indian Constitution. Previously, the oath taking process in Jammu & Kashmir was under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir.

Justices Koul, Dhar and Gupta today became the next judges to take oath as High Court judges for Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under the Indian Constitution.

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