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himachal high courtActing Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir will take oath as Chief Justice of the High Court on June 18.

Governor Urmila Singh would administer the oath at Raj Bhawan here, a High Court release said.

Justice Mir, hailing from Rajpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, had taken over as Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on November 27, 2013.

Born on April 25, 1955, he did his LL.B in 1978 and joined Bar in the same year and practiced till 1993.

He appeared in Higher Judicial Services examination in 1992 and secured first position in the state.

He was appointed as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kupwara on May 27, 1993 and also remained Principal District and Sessions Judge of Anantnag, Budgam and Srinagar.

He was also posted as Presiding Officer, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Srinagar and the designated court of TADA/ Special Judge, POTA for Kashmir Division.

Justice Mir was sworn-in as additional Judge of the High Court on January 31, 2005 and elevated as permanent Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court July 7, 2007.

He delivered landmark judgements in all branches of the law and decided 37,000 cases from May 31, 2005 to November 24, 2013, the release said.


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