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"That was my last judicial act as a judge of this court," Justice Dr S. Muralidhar Said On His Last Day in Delhi HC

Lawstreet Journal 28 Feb 2020 5:32pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary "That was my last judicial act as a judge of this court," Justice Dr S. Muralidhar Said On His Last Day in Delhi HC

Justice Dr S. Muralidhar is the third senior most judge in the Delhi High Court after Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice G.S. Sistani. He had pulled up the Delhi Police for its failure to register First Information Report (FIR) against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders, which includes Kapil Mishra. 

He enrolled as an advocate in Chennai in September 1984 and in 1987 shifted to the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. He was active as a lawyer for the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee. His notable works include the pro bono cases for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Disaster and those displaced by the dams on the Narmada. 

Later he was counsel for the National Human Rights Commission and the Election Commission of India and a part-time member of the Law Commission from December 2002. Delhi University awarded him Ph D in 2003. He was appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in several Public Interest Litigation (PIL) cases and in cases involving convicts on the death row.

In May 2006 he was elevated as the judge of the Delhi High Court. He has delivered many decisions of impact in his tenure including the revocation the transit remand of activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon case and conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. In 1987, he was part of the Delhi High Court bench that convicted policemen for the Hashimpura massacre, in which 42 Muslim men were picked up… Continue Reading...

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