The working strength of the Bombay High Court increases to 66 with the addition of three more justices

Team SoOLEGAL 16 Jun 2023 5:24pm

The working strength of the Bombay High Court increases to 66 with the addition of three more justices

New Delhi: On Thursday, three lawyers, Shailesh Pramod Brahme, Firdosh Phiroze Pooniwalla, and Jitendra Shantilal Jain, took their oaths as additional judges of the Bombay High Court, bringing the Court's strength to 66.

Their appointment had been approved by the Central Government on June 12.

The appointment was made in response to the recommendation provided by the Supreme Court Collegium on May 2.

According to the collegium resolution, the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court recommended the elevation of these three lawyers on September 26, 2022.

Seven months later, on April 26, 2023, the Department of Justice forwarded these recommendations to the Supreme Court. The Apex court collegium noted that the Chief Ministers and Governors of Maharashtra and Goa agreed with the suggestions.

In the case of Firdosh Phiroze Pooniwalla, the Collegium overruled the Intelligence Bureau’s (IB) objection to his candidature. The IB had objected to Pooniwalla's candidature by citing an article published by a lawyer for whom Pooniwalla used to work as a junior.

The aforementioned article was written in 2020 and expressed worries over the country's purported lack of freedom of speech/expression in the previous 5-6 years.

The Collegium stated in its resolution that the views expressed by a former senior of Pooniwalla have no influence on Pooniwalla's own competence, ability, or credentials for appointment as a judge of the High Court.

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