New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justice of five High Courts –Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna.
The collegium recommended elevation of Rajasthan High Court Judge Mohammad Rafiq as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
The Collegium also recommended transfer of Tripura High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol to Patna HC as Chief Justice and approved the proposal for elevation of Wanlura Diengdoh, Judicial Officer, as Judge of the Meghalaya High Court, advocates Soumitra Saikia and Parthivjyoti Saikia with Judicial Officer S Hukato Swu as judges of the Gauhati High Court.
After the resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice VK Tahilramani in protest at her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Vineet Kothari was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court while AK Mittal was made Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
These decisions were taken at a Collegium meeting held on October 15 where it reconsidered and modified its earlier recommendations dated August 28. On August 28, the Supreme Court collegium had recommended transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice Tahilramani to the Meghalaya High Court, which she did not accept. (IANS)