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Centre Notifies appointment of Justice Kureshi as Tripura HC Chief Justice
TIWN Nov 8, 2019
Centre Notifies appointment of Justice Kureshi as Tripura HC Chief Justice
PHOTO : Left : Notification of the Centre, Right : Tripura's next Chief Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi.

AGARTALA, Nov 8 (TIWN): After months of uncertainty, the Central Government finally cleared the Supreme Court Collegium's proposal to elevate Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, reports PTI.

As per the PTI report, the file has been cleared by the government and is now pending before the president who would sign the warrant of appointment

On September 5, the Supreme Court collegium had recommended his elevation as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, modifying the earlier proposal made on May 10 to appoint him as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh.

The reasons for this modification were not cited in the Collegium resolution, which merely said that the decision was taken on the basis of two communications received from the Centre and accompanying material.

Even this modified proposal was kept pending by the Centre, although it had cleared several other recommendations which were made after the Collegium's decision on Justice Kureshi.

Justice Kureshi's elevation had become a subject of controversy after the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court, alleging the Central Government of selectively blocking his elevation due to extraneous considerations. While hearing the petition, the SC had said on September 16 that a decision has been taken on the Justice Kureshi's elevation and that it will be published soon.

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