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Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the first Chief justice of Telangana High Court on 1st Jan 2019.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan administered oath to him at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.

With this, the separate high courts for the two states, created after Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated to carve out Telangana in June 2014, will become functional from Jan 2019.

The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad had been serving as the common high court for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since June 2014.

As per the notification, 12 judges, over 360 district and civil judges have been allotted to the new Telangana state. Andhra Pradesh High Court got over 500 district and civil judges as the two high courts began functioning as separate entities today onwards.

According to reports, there are currently over 2.6 lakh cases in the Hyderabad High Court, of which about 60 per cent belong to Andhra Pradesh.

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