Gujarat: Chief Justice Aravind Kumar takes office
Chief Justice Aravind Kumar took over the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday after being sworn in at Raj Bhavan’s office, Gandhinagar, administered by Governor Acharya Devvrat in the presence of executive, legislative and judicial members.
Taking office in a division bench on Wednesday, comprising Chief Justice Kumar and Judge RM Chhaya, the Gujarat HC First Court has heard cases relating to criminal appeals and miscellaneous claims, letters patent, civil claims. special calls and on first calls. Chief Justice Kumar takes office after 26th Chief Justice Vikram Nath of Gujarat HC was elevated to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justices MR Shah and Bela Trivedi, Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel and other State Cabinet Ministers, Judges of Gujarat HC, Bar Members and Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Supporting the 27th Chief Justice of Gujarat HC, Chief Justice Kumar (59) registered as a lawyer in 1987 and practiced in Karnataka Civil Courts, Magistrates Courts, Appeal Courts and the High Court of Karnataka. In 1999, he was appointed Additional Permanent Adviser to the Central Government to the High Court of Karnataka and member of the Regional Direct Tax Advisory Committee in 2002. He was also Permanent Adviser to the Department of Income Tax and was appointed Deputy Solicitor General of India in 2005.