Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday administered the oath of office to Justice Ali Muhammad Magray as the new Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court at SKICC in Srinagar.
Justice Ali Muhammad Magray was administered the oath of office by LG Manoj Sinha at 11:30 AM after the registrar general of J&K High Court, reads the appointment.
The oath ceremony was attended by politicians, top bureaucrats, and police officers of J&K.
Those who were present included senior politician and chairman of Democratic Azad Party Ghulam Nabi Azad, NC MP justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi, Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Ali Khatana, former Chief Justice of J&K High Court Gita Mittal, vice-chairperson Waqf Board Darakshan Andrabi and Junaid Azim Mattu.
Moreover, sitting judges and some retired judges of the High Court, judicial officers, Advocate General, lawyers, and other dignitaries from civil and police departments participated in the ceremony.
Justice Magrey, who was born on December 8, 1960, in Wattoo village of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, is the 35th Chief Justice of the High Court. Chief Justice Magrey received a school education in his native village and did his graduation an LLB (Honours) from the University of Kashmir.
He was enrolled as an advocate in the year 1984 and started practicing law in the district courts including revenue courts and tribunals