Justice Kumar to be sworn-in as CJ today


Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 7: Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar, Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will sworn in as new Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court tomorrow evening.
According to the notification issued by the Department of Justice, Union Ministry of Law and Justice, President of the India, Pratibha Devi Singh Patil has appointed Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar as Chief Justice of the State High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
Sources said that Justice Kumar will sworn in as Chief Justice of J&K High Court at Raj Bhawan, Srinagar at around 5.00 pm tomorrow.
Born on January 5, 1953, Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar did his LLB in 1977 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh in the same year. After practicizing for a brief period at the District Courts, Sangrur, Justice Kumar left for England for his Master’s Degree and he was awarded degree of LLM by the University of Birmingham in 1982.
Justice Kumar also worked as part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Punjab University, Chandigarh from 1984 to 1990. He authored book titled “Control of Exclusion Clauses in England and India” published in London in 1985. In 1991-92, he was elected to the office of Vice-President, Punjab and Haryana Bar Association.
He was elevated to the Bench on July 2, 2001.

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