Srinagar: The President of India on Thursday approved the transfer of Justice Atul Sreedharan from Madhya Pradesh High Court to Jammu & Kashmir High Court.
In a tweet, Union Minister for Law & Justice Kiren Rijju announced that the President has approved transfer of Justice Atul Sreedharan from MP High Court to J&K High Court. With this development, the number of High Court judges in J&K High Court has reached 16.
On March 28, 2023, the Supreme Court collegium has recommended that Justice from Atul Sreedharan be transferred from MP High Court to J&K Justice, Atul Sreedharan has sought his transfer on the grounds that his elder daughter would enter practice next year and would be appearing before the District Court and the Indore Bench of the High Court.
“Mr. Justice Atul Sreedharan has stated that he does not desire to continue in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh when his daughter enters practice,” reads the collegium resolution.
“The collegium has resolved to accept the request of Mr Justice Atul Sreedharan and to recommend that he be transferred, in the interest of better administration of justice, to the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” it further states.