Justice Siddharth Mridul assumed charge as the seventh Chief Justice of Manipur High after taking the oath of office on Friday.
The same was in pursuance of the Government of India’s Notification dated October 16, 2023 issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice), Jaisalmer House, 26, Man Singh Road, New Delhi, stated Manipur HC in a notice.
Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey administered Justice Siddharth Mridul the oath of office in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh at a ceremony held at the Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Imphal.
Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th Satyabrata Singh, cabinet ministers, MP Rajya Sabha Sanajaoba Leishemba, MLAs, Judges of Manipur High Court and subordinate courts, top civil and police officers attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Speaking to media after the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice Siddharth Mridul stated that he is looking forward to a productive tenure in office, stated a release. He said, he took stock of the situation and asserted that altogether 3,335 cases have been pending in Manipur High Court. He assured to look into the pending cases and try to discharge IT at the earliest possible time.
After swearing-in, the Chief Justice also met with Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and discussed the ongoing situation in Manipur, it stated.
She informed him about the efforts made by the state and Central governments to bring back peace and normalcy in the state, it mentioned.
Justice Siddharth Mridul of Delhi High Court was appointed as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court by the President of India on October 16, 2023.
The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud had proposed senior most Judge of Delhi High Court Justice Siddharth Mridul for the post of Chief Justice of Manipur High Court on July 6.
Meanwhile, Attorney General for India, R Venkataramani called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Friday. During the meet, the Governor informed him about the prevailing situation in the State and also on her continuous visits to different relief camps both in the hills and in the valley districts of Manipur.