Shukla, Hanjura & Gupta new Lordships of JK High Court

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J&K High Court Gets Three New Judges


Jammu, JUNE 02: President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee appointed SK Shukla, MK Hanjura and Sanjay Gupta as Judge of J&K High Court.

According to the notification issued by Joint Secretary Rajinder Kashyap Government of India Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee is pleased to appoint S/Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Maharaj Krishan Hanjura, and Sanjay Kumar Gupta, to be Judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in that order of seniority, with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices.

SK Shukla Born on 8th April 1966 in village Nagrota prehta of Teh. Basohli. Had early education in local Govt school. Did Matriculation from Higher secondary school Basohli in 1981. Obtained Tenth position in matric. Did graduation from Degree college kathua in 1985 nand LLB from jammu University in first division in 1988.Enrolled Advocate with J&K Bar council in feb 1989. Remained Govt Adv High court Srinagar 1992-1993& 1994-1995.Also worked  as Govt Adv in Jammu wing for almost two years. Was sole standing counsel for Jkssb for almost six years. Represented almost all deptts of Govt n PSUs.

MK Hanjura Did his graduation from Government Degree College Bemina in the year 1976. Pursued Law as a subject in the University of Kashmir and completed LLB (Hons) in the year 1979. Practiced Law in the District Courts at Budgam upto the date of his appointment as a Munsiff on 19.01.1987. Was promoted as Sub-Judge in the year 2003. Worked as special Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu Province, Chairman Sales Tax Tribunal J&K, Principal District and Sessions Judge Kathua during his tenure as District and Sessions Judge. Decided the infamous case relating to Birpur Land Scandal and many others in his capacity as Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu Province and Principal District and Session Judge, Kathua. Worked in all the rungs of the Registry of the High Court of J&K. Served twice as the Registrar General of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. Had the distinction of working as a Registrar in the Supreme Court of India for more than 3 years. Was appointed as member (Judicial) National Company Law Tribunal in the year 2016 and worked as such for six months. Resigned from this post on 20.02.2017 and assumed the charge of the office of the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal, Jammu on 21.02.2017 since when he has been working as such.

Sanjay Gupta presently posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge Jammu born on 24.11.1961, did matriculation from orinental acadamy, JAMMU, did BSC with full medical subjects from G.GMScience JAMMU, did LLB from JAMMU university. Joined bar in chamber of SS Lehar advovate practised in all feilds crminal,civil,revenue , MACTin subordinate court and before High court. Was selected as direct recruit in higher judicial service as District and sessions Judge in 2004 and joined as additional District, Judge, DODA,served all District and session court at  , JAMMU, including 1st, 2nd,3rd, additional and principal District and sessions Judge JAMMU. Also remained posted as 3rd and 4th additional District and sessions Judge Srinagar. Judicial member special tribunal, JAMMU. One man forest tribunal JAMMU and kashmir, Principal District and session Judge, Leh. Principal session Judge rajouri. JNF