Banumathi's SC oath today

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  • Published 13.08.14

Ranchi, Aug. 12: Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice R. Banumathi, who has been elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court, left for Delhi today for her swearing in at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.

She will be succeeded by Justice Virender Singh of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The high court hosted a farewell for Justice Banumathi yesterday while the Jharkhand High Court Advocates’ Association organised a small function to bid her farewell today.

Justice Banumathi held a full court meeting as is customary for a chief justice before leaving for her assignment. She also met members of the high court registry and other personnel before boarding the flight to Delhi.

The departure of Justice Banumathi, joined Jharkhand High Court as Chief Justice on November 16, 2013, was expedited after the high court received a warrant of her appointment from Rashtrapati Bhavan late last night.

Her successor in Ranchi, Justice Singh of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, is yet to receive his warrant of appointment from Rashtrapati Bhavan. He is expected to join the Jharkhand High Court within a fortnight.

Justice Singh was born on October 7, 1954 and graduated from Government College, Rohtak, and completed his law degree from JV Jain College, Saharanpur.

He joined the legal profession in June, 1978.

He served as deputy advocate general of Haryana twice between May 1995 to January 1999. He was elevated as judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 2, 2002 and then transferred to the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in April 2007.