New Delhi: Government today announced the
transfer of 11 judges of six High Courts following the
recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium.
According to Law Ministry notifications, two judges
each from Delhi, Allahabad and Andhra Pradesh High Courts have
been transferred while three have been moved out of the Punjab
and Haryana High Court and one judge each has been shifted out
of the Madras and Orissa High Courts.
Justices V M Sahai and Poonam Srivastava of the
Allahabad High Court have been transferred to the Gujarat and
Jharkhand High Courts respectively.
Justices T Meena Kumari and D S R Verma of the Andhra
Pradesh High Court have been transferred to the Patna and
Allahabad High Courts respectively.
Justice Meena Kumari is the senior-most judge of the
Andhra Pradesh High Court after Chief Justice Nisar Ahmad
Three judges from the Punjab and Haryana High Court -
Justices Ashutosh Mahunta, Vinod Kumar Sharma and H S Bhalla -
have been transferred to the Allahabad, Madras and Orissa High
Justices S N Agarwal and Aruna Suresh from the
Delhi High Court have been sent to the Madhya Pradesh and the
Orissa High Courts.
Justice M Jeyapaul of the Madras High Court and
Justice B P Ray of the Orissa High Court have been sent to the
Punjab and Haryana and the Karnataka High Courts.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the
transfer of Justice R S Mohite of the Bombay High Court to the
Patna High Court, but he resigned last month.
In September this year, Chief Justice S H Kapadia had
reportedly written letters to Chief Justices of all High
Courts to work out the modalities for transferring some of the
judges from the states.