Delhi High Court to get another woman judge
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 21:11
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 encounter.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 21:11

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