New Delhi: Justice R Bhanumati was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.
Justice Bhanumati (58) was so far a judge of the Madras High Court.
As a district judge, she had dealt with number of landmark cases and also headed one-man commission on police excess by STF in Chinnampathy village in Coimbatore district in 1995-1996.
She was elevated as judge of the Madras High Court in April, 2003 when she dealt with many important cases including a ban on Jallikattu or bull fight. The verdict paved the way for formulating regulations relating to Jallikattu.
She will take over from Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, who was nominated as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court in August.
The Law Ministry here also announced the elevation of additional judges -- Justices Bijoor Manohar, Hosahalli Sheshadri Kempanna and B S Indrakala -- as judges of Karnataka High Court.
In the Chhattisgarh High Court, the tenure of Additional Judges Prashant Kumar Mishra and Manindra Mohan Shrivastava has been extended for a period of two more years.