JAMMU, May 16: J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu today organized a function to bid farewell to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir who have been transferred on account of their elevation as Chief Justices of Manipur and Meghalaya High Courts.
Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice D S Thakur, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice Sanjay Gupta and Justice J R Kotwal were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Sudhakar and Justice Mir lauded J&K High Court Bar Assosication Jammu for extending cooperation and assistance in conducting the court proceedings.
President of the Bar Association Senior Advocate B S Slathia, in his address, said that both the outgoing Judges of the High Court always treated all the lawyers equally and made all efforts to develop the infrastructure of the High Court besides other courts in the State.
Prem Sadotra, general secretary of the Bar compared the proceedings of the function while as Sachin Gupta, vice-president presented the vote of thanks.
In another function, High Court staff also gave fare well to both the Judges and also welcomed Justice Alok Aradhe for being appointed as Acting Chief Justice.
Joginder Singh, Joint Registrar conducted the proceedings on behalf of High Court staff.
In Srinagar, Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was given farewell reference by the High Court. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Sanjeev Kumar and Justice M K Hanjura were also present on the occasion.
Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal Ganie, Chief Secretary B B Vyas, Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid, Principal Secretary R K Goyal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Secretary Department of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Assistant Solicitor General, Additional Advocate General, Registrar General and Officers of the High Court Registry, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Director J&K State Judicial Academy, Judicial Officers posted at headquarter Srinagar, staff members including officers of High Court were also present on the occasion.
Justice Ramalingam on the occasion in his farewell address thanked Judges of High Court, officers of the Registry and Judicial Officers of the State for their undaunted commitment towards judicial and administrative work.
He also praised the State Government for the unconditional support extended to the judiciary in improving the infrastructural requirements. He emphasized upon the young lawyers to display patience to ensure success in the profession.
Advocate General in his farewell address lauded Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Chief Justice-Designate, High Court of Manipur for his dedication and commitment both on the judicial and administrative side.