Justices Arjan Kumar Sikri and Sharad Arvind Bobde were today elevated as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 30.
Justice Sikri, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court and Justice Bobde, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court have been appointed as judges of the Supreme Court, a Law Ministry statement said here.
Justice Sikri enrolled as an advocate in July, 1977 with Bar Council of Delhi and was designated as senior advocate by Delhi High Court in September, 1997.
He was appointed as judge of the Delhi High Court in July, 1999 and became the acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in October, 2011. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in September, 2012.
Justice Bobde (56) enrolled as an advocate in September 1978 and practised at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court. Designated as senior advocate in 1998, he was elevated as Additional Judge of Bombay High Court in March, 2000.
He joined Madhya Pradesh High Court in October, 2012 as Chief Justice.
With the two fresh appointments, the number of judges in the Supreme Court has gone up to 30. The approved strength of the apex court, including the Chief Justice, is 31..