New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will have
one more woman judge with advocate Mukta Gupta, who is the
standing counsel for NCT government, all set to be sworn as
an Additional Judge on Friday.
With the appointment of Gupta, the number of women
judges in the Delhi High Court will go up to eight.
The government today came out with the notification for
appointment of Gupta as an Additional judge for two years.
Gupta, 48, has served as the standing counsel for Delhi
government for more than nine years during which she assisted
the senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, now Solicitor General,
in the December 13, 2001, Parliament attack case in the Delhi
High Court and the Supreme Court.
She was also part of the team of prosecutors in the
Priyadarshni Mattoo and Jessical Lal murder cases besides
handling important cases like attack on Red Fort, Nitish
Katara and Naina Sahani murder cases and the Batla house
She entered the legal profession in 1984 soon after
obtaining the LLB degree from Campus Law Centre of Delhi
University in 1983.
Gupta had qualified for the post of Additional District
and Sessions Judge in 2000 but she preferred not to join.