Justice Muhammad Rafiq takes oath as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

Justice Muhammad Rafiq takes oath as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

SHILLONG | NOV 13, 2019:

Justice Muhammad Rafiq today took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office and secretary at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan.

Other present on the occasion include Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma and his council of Ministers, Chief Secretary, P.S. Thangkhiew, DGP R. Chandranathan, Acting Chief Justice, Hamar Singh Thangkhiew among other senior officials of the Government.

Talking to reporters after being sworn in as the new Chief Justice, Justice Raffiq told that his area of priority is to look on the cases which are more than five years.

"I am told that there are 2500 cases in the Subordinate Court in the State. I will try to strengthen the computerization of the High Court and the subordinate court. This will be my priority," he said.

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According to him, he will also try to boost to the Lok Adalat Movement and the medical cell in the court.

The new Chief Justice said, "I will look on the others issues which I need to prioritize once I am made about the things and then I will decide how to move ahead".

Raffiq, 59, succeeds Ajay Kumar Mittal who is now the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

He will be the eight Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

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Born in Churu, Rajasthan, Raq started his law practice in 1984. He practiced exclusively in the Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law. He served as an advocate from 1999 to 2006.

He has been recognized as an expert on the Indian Constitution, service, land acquisition, tax and company law cases.

In 2008, he was appointed as Justice at the Rajasthan High Court. Raffiq also served as acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High no Court twice.

On October 15, the Supreme Court Collegium had announced Justice Raffig as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

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