Justice Alok Aradhe appointed acting CJ of J&K

NEW DELHI, MAY 11: Two Judges from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court have been appointed as Chief Justices of the Meghalaya and the Manipur High Courts.
Separate Law Ministry notifications said Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, who originally belongs to the Madras High Court and is currently functioning as acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, is appointed as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.
Justice Mohammed Yaqoob Mir, also of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
Another notification said Justice Alok Aradhe, senior-most judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court after justices Sudhakar and Mir, is appointed as acting Chief Justice of that High Court following the elevation of his two seniors.
It is pertinent to mention here that son of the soil, Justice Yaqoob Mir did his LLB from Kashmir University, after which he practiced as an advocate from 1981 to 1993. He was appointed as a District and Sessions Judge in 1993.
In 2007, he was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. He was made a permanent judge of the Court in October 2009. He has previously served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in 2015.
The Collegium had recommended Justice Yaqoob Mir for the post last month keeping in mind that there had not been a Chief Justice originally from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for quite some time.
The recommendation was also made considering that the Meghalaya High Court has been functioning with just one judge, as against a sanctioned strength of four, since the retirement of Justice Tarun Agarwala, on March 3, 2018.