Justice Victoria Gowri And Four Others Sworn-In as Additional Judges Of Madras High Court
Justice Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri has been sworn in as an additional judge of the Madras High Court along with four others.
The Acting Chief Justice of Madras High, Justice T. Raja administered the oath to Advocate Victoria Gowri as an Additional Judge of the High Court.
Along with Victoria Gowri, four others have also been administered the oath by the Acting Chief Justice. They are Pillaipakkam Bahukutumbi Balaji, Kandhasami Kulandaivelu Ramakrishnan, Ramachandran Kalaimathi and K. Govindarajan Thilakavadi.
A Circular was issued on Monday by the Registrar General of the Madras High Court saying that Advocate Victoria Gowri and four others will be sworn-in as additional judges by the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court at 10:35 am on Tuesday.
The Swearing-In Ceremony was live-streamed by the High Court on Youtube (Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS5EQV6oWNo)
The Supreme Court has dismissed two pleas challenging the appointment of Advocate Victoria Gowri as a Judge of the Madras High Court in a hearing that started at around 10.25 am today.
The Bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai said that "we are not entertaining the writ petitions. Reasons will follow".
As per reports, a group of lawyers had written to Acting Chief Justice T. Raja urging him not to administer the oath until the cases against Advocate Victoria Gowri are heard by the Apex Court.