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N Kotiswar Singh appointed as acting chief justice of Gauhati High Court

Justice N Kotiswar Singh has been appointed to perform the duties of the office of the chief justice of the high court with effect from the date Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia relinquishes the charge as the chief justice of the high court.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 9 May 2022, 9:14 pm

Justice N Kotiswar Singh (PHOTO: hcmimphal.nic.in)
Justice N Kotiswar Singh (PHOTO: hcmimphal.nic.in)

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Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh has been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Gauhati High Court. Kotiswar Singh, who is the senior most puisne Judge of the Gauhati High Court, has been appointed to perform the duties of the office of the chief justice of the high court with effect from the date Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia relinquishes the charge as the chief justice of the high court. Justice Dhulia has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.

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"In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint, Shri Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior most puisne Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Shri Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia relinquishes the charge as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court consequent upon his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India," a notification read. 

Born on March 1, 1960 at Imphal, in Manipur, Justice Kotiswar Singh was enrolled as an Advocate in 1986 under the Bar Council of Delhi and later on transferred to the roll of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Justice N Kotiswar Singh was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on March 31, 2008. He was sworn in as an additional judge of the Gauhati High Court on October 17, 2011 and as a judge of the Gauhati High Court on November 7, 2012.  He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Manipur. with effect from March 23, 2013. He was transferred to the Gauhati High Court on October 11, 2018.

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First published:9 May 2022, 2:42 am

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