Srinagar: President of India on Wednesday appointed Senior Advocate Wasim Sadiq Nargal as Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
“In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Wasim Sadiq Nargal, to be an Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for a period of two years with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” reads an order by Ministry of law and Justice, department of Justice (appointment department), a copy of which lies with GNS.
He hails from Katra and did his initial schooling from Dewan Badri Nath Vidya Mandir, Jammu.
After completing graduation from Science College, Jammu and Law Degree from Jammu University, he started active practice in March 1991.
Pertinently, the sanctioned strength of J&K High Court is 17—13 Permanent Judges and 4 Additional Judges. At present, there are 14 Judges including Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal. Last week Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur was shifted to Bombay High Court.
The other Judges are Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Justice Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Sanjay Dhar, Justice Puneet Gupta, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, Justice Mohan Lal, Justice Mohd Akram Chowdhary, Justice Rahul Bharti and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi.
With the appointment of Nargal, the strength of Judges of the High Court will increase to 15. (GNS)