Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, Feb 09: Justice Abhilasha Kumari, Judge of the High Court of Gujarat was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur on Friday.
On the occasion, Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office to Justice Kumari at a ceremony held at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Imphal. She is the first woman Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur.
Justice Kumari was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur by the President of India on February 6, 2018. She is a native of Himachal Pradesh. After graduating from Delhi University, she obtained a law degree from Himachal Pradesh University. She joined the Bar in 1984 and practiced in the HP High Court.
Meanwhile, the swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar, Speaker Y. Khemchand, Deputy Speaker K. Robindro, Council of ministers, MLAs, Opposition leader and MLA Okram Ibobi Singh, former CM Radhabinod Koijam, the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police and other senior officials of the state government, police and the bar members.
Mention may be made that the swearing–in-ceremony of Justice Kumari as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur was also attended by her father Virbhadra Singh who is also the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.