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Justice Siddharth Mridul sworn in as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court

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Justice Siddharth Mridul sworn in as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court

Chief Justice designate of Manipur High Court, Justice Siddharth Mridul was today sworn in as the seventh Chief Justice of Manipur High Court. Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey administered the oath of office to Justice Siddharth Mridul in the swearing in ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal. Justice Siddharth Mridul of Delhi High Court was appointed as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court by the President of India on 16th October, 2023.
After the swearing-in ceremony, talking to the media, Chief Justice Siddharth Mridul said, he is looking forward for a productive tenure in office. He said, he took stock of the situation and altogether 3,335 cases have been pending in Manipur High Court. He assured that he will look into those pending cases and will try to discharge it at the earliest possible time.
Later, the Chief Justice met with Governor at Raj Bhavan and discussed about the ongoing situation in Manipur. Governor informed him about the efforts made towards bringing back peace and normalcy by the State and Central governments so that the two communities can live together as before.
Justice Siddharth Mridul is the 7th Chief Justice of the Manipur high court.
“I feel wonderful from what I have seen ever since I arrived. It’s a calm, quiet and wonderful place. I look forward for a productive tenure here,” he said.
The 61-year-old Justice graduated from Delhi’s Hindu College, and completed his LLB from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 1986. He enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi on July 24 in the same year.
Throughout his career, he practiced law in original civil and appellate jurisdictions, including the Delhi high court, as well as other renowned courts and tribunals, according to people familiar with the matter.
He was also appointed by Delhi HC as member in various committees for issues of rehabilitation of children after the abolition of child labour, illegal constriction in contravention of municipal byelaws, and to suggest, supervise and implement measures for efficient and hygienic functioning of the Safdarjung hospital.
Mridul was appointed as an additional judge of the Delhi HC in 2008 and later became a permanent judge on 26 May 2009.
Justice Mridul was appointed as the chief justice of the Manipur HC on October 16, more than three months after his name was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium, due to the ethnic turmoil in the northeastern border state.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, his council of ministers, MLAs and top officials of the civil and state police, along with other dignitaries of the state, were present during the swearing in ceremony.
“I hope the appointment of a mature and competent Chief Justice will help in bringing peace and normalcy in the state,” Biren Singh said.

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