Shri Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, LL.B.
Born on 28-05-1957 at
Village Rajpora, Pulwama.Did his LL.B from Kashmir University, joined
the Bar and practised as Advocate from 1981 to 1993. Appointed as
District & sessions Judge on 27th of May 1993.Remained posted as
Principal District & Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District &
Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar,
Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of
J&K and Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar. Attended “International
Conference on Arbitration (ICCA). Was granted selection grade in July
2001 and was placed in Super Time Scale in April, 2007. Elevated
as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 23.11.2007. Appointed
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009.
as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from 05.01.2015
Hon'ble Shri Justice ALOK ARADHE, LL.B
Born on 13th April, 1964 at Raipur , B.Sc and LLB, Enrolled as Advocate on July 12, 1988.
Designated as Senior Advocate in April 2007.Revised the 5th and 6th Editions
of Principles of Administrative Law by M.P.Jain and S.N.Jain with Late
Hon'ble Justice G.P.Singh,Chief Justice of High Court of Madhya Pradesh. Was
Visiting Faculty in Judicial Officers Training and Research Institute to
address Judicial officers on various issues. Practiced on Civil & Constitutional, Arbitration and Company Matters in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur.
Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2009 and Permanent Judge on February 15th, 2011.
Transfered to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on September 16, 2016. vide notification No.K-11017/33/2016-US.II
dated 09th September, 2016 and took oath of office on 20th September, 2016.
Hon'ble Shri Justice ALI MOHD. Magrey, LL.B
Born on 8th December, 1960 in Village Wattoo, Tehsil Damhal Hanjipora,
District Kulgam, Kashmir; received school education in native village;
did his Graduation and LL.B (Hon’s) from the University of Kashmir; was
enrolled as Advocate in the year 1984 and started practicing law in
the District courts, including Revenue Courts/Tribunals; simultaneously
started conducting matters in the High Court.
Remained as standing counsel from 1986 onwards for the State Financial
Corporation; Jammu & Kashmir Bank and SIDCO; Sher-i-Kashmir
Institute of Medical Sciences; Power Development Department; Service
Selection Board; Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Board; was appointed as
Additional Advocate General in Feb. 2003 with allocation for, General
Administration Department, Health and Medical Education Department,
Service Selection Board, State Public Service Commission, Estates
Department, SKIMS and Vigilance Department; was appointed as Senior
Additional Advocate General in September 2009 with additional charge of
Home Department; appeared and conducted important criminal, Division
Bench and Full Bench matters involving important questions of law, on
behalf of the State in the High Court as also in numerous appeals in the
Supreme Court of India; also appeared and conducted important Public
Interest Litigation matters, constitutional matters, Service matters,
Tax matters, Civil matters involving high stakes and important issues,
Arbitration matters; appeared in commissions of inquiry also on behalf
of State of J&K etc; was appointed as Permanent Judge of the High
Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II
dated 7th March, 2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, LL.B
Appointed as Permanant Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on
Hon'ble Shri Justice Tashi Rabstan, LL.B
Born in an
agriculturist family of Varsudopa on 10th April 1963 at Village
SKURBUCHAN, District Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, did his
Graduation and LL.B from University of Jammu; was enrolled as an
Advocate on 6th March 1990 in Bar Council of Jammu and Kashmir and
started practicing in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir & various
other High Courts on Arbitrations, Constitution, Service, Election,
Civil and Criminal matters. Experienced in researching intent of laws
& judicial decisions & apply law to clients’ circumstances.
Remained as Standing Counsel for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development
Council, Leh from 1997 till 2005; was appointed as Additional Central
Government Standing Counsel, now Central Government Counsel, for Jammu
and Kashmir High Court, Jammu Wing in September,1998 and continued till
elevation; was also remained as panel counsel for Union Public Service
Commission, New Delhi from April, 2008 till 31st December 2011; was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu and
Kashmir vide Notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II dated 7th March,
2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 16.05.2014.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, LL.B
Bhaderwah on 29th August 1956. Was appointed Munsiff Hira Nagar in
November 1982, after qualifying Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) exam.
After rendering excellent judicial service for 17 years he was promoted
as District & Sessions Judge in August 1999. He was posted as
Principal District & Sessions Judge of all most all the districts of
Jammu province besides serving two times as Special Judge
Anti-corruption Court Jammu. Because of his outstanding performance his
services were placed at the disposal Chief Justice of the J&K High
Court & served as Registrar Judicial, Principal Secretary to Chief
Justice, Registrar Vigilance & Registrar General High Court. He
was conferred Suppertime Scale on 05.01.2009. His over 28 years of
service he proved his mettle by delivering various judgments of public
interest on Civil & Criminal side besides deciding numerous
accidents claims as President of the MACT Jammu & landmark judgment
as Judge of the Anti-corruption Court Jammu. He has always maintained
judicial decorum & dignity of the court wherever he was posted
& his administrative qualities on all the prominent posts in the
High Court administration. His last postingbefore elevation was as Judicial Member, J&K Special Tribunal (appellate authority).
Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on
as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide Notification No.
K.13021/03/2014-US.II dated 03.03.2015 and took oath of Office on 04.03.2015
Hon'ble Shri Justice
Bawa Singh Walia, LL.B
Born on August 28, 1961
in Jalandhar, Punjab, His Lordship did ICSE from St. John's High School,
Chandigarh in 1978, Bachelor of Arts from D.A.V. College, Chandigarh in
1982, LL.B. from the Panjab University in 1985 besides stood 1st Class 1st
in Bachelor of Law in 1984 for which he was awarded Rai Bahadur Badri Dass
Medal as well as Vice - Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.
His Lordship taught Law at the Department of Laws, Panjab University,
Chandigarh as a visiting part-time faculty from 1990 - 96.
His Lordship was enrolled as a member of the Bar Council of Punjab and
Haryana in 1985 and practised in divergent fields of law. His Lordship
remained Legal Advisor to the Punjab State Industrial Development
Corporation Limited, Electronic Systems Punjab Limited, Punjab Information
and Communication Technology Corporation Ltd., besides conducted cases on
behalf of the Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Food Corporation
of India and other organizations.
His Lordship was Senior Panel Counsel, Government of India for the Punjab
and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh besides Additional Advocate General,
Punjab w.e.f. November 1, 2012, till elevation as Additional Judge of the
Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 25, 2014.
His Lordship on transfer took oath as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on