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Rafiq sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

Rafiq sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

Shillong, Nov 13 (UNI) Justice Muhammad Rafiq was on Wednesday sworn in as Chief

Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office to Justice Rafiq at Raj Bhavan.

He was a senior judge at Rajasthan High Court Judge prior to this.

Justice Rafiq succeeded Chief Justice A.K.Mittal who is now the Chief Justice of

Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, cabinet ministers, and Meghalaya High Court

judge Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew and other dignitaries were among

those who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Born in Churu, Rajsathan, Rafiq started his law practice in 1984. He practiced

exclusively in the Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law. He served as

an advocate from 1999 to 2006.

He was appointed as a judge of Rajasthan High Court. Justice Rafiq also served as

acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court twice.

Justice Rafiq told reporters that his area of priority is to look on the cases which are

more than five years.

“I am told that there are 2500 cases in the Subordinate Court in the State. I will try

to strengthen the computerization of the High Court and the subordinate court. This

will be my priority,” he said.

The Chief Justice said that he would also try to boost to the Lok Adalat Movement

and the medical cell in the court.

“I will look on the others issues which I need to prioritise once I am made about the

things and then I will decide how to move ahead,” he said.


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