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Posted at: Sep 22, 2017, 2:18 AM; last updated: Sep 22, 2017, 2:18 AM (IST)

6 judges join Calcutta HC

Kolkata, September 21

Six new additional judges took oath at the Calcutta High Court on Thursday, while another judge was given a formal farewell. 

The current strength of judges at the HC now stands at 35 against a sanctioned strength of 72. Rajsekhar Mantha, Sabyashachi Bhattacharya, Pratik Prakash Banerjee, Mousumi Bhattacharyya, Rajjorshi Bhattacharyya and Shekhar B Sharaf were administered the oath as additional judges by acting Chief Justice Rakesh Tiwari. 

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who is due to retire on September 25, was given a formal farewell by the high court administration today as the courts would be closed for Durga Puja holidays from September 23. The HC has a backlog of nearly three lakh pending cases. — PTI

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