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Prominent lawyer Javed Iqbal Wani will take oath as a Judge of the Common High Court for the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday.

According to a notification issued by the Registrar General (officiating), Wani’s oath ceremony will take place on June 12 (Friday) at 11:00 AM in the Chief Justice’s Court Room at Srinagar wing of the High Court.

On Tuesday, President of India appointed Wani as the Judge of the High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

His recommendation, made by the Supreme Court Collegium, was pending with the central government for the past few months.

After he takes the oath, the bench strength of the high court will increase to 13 against the total strengthen of 17 judges include the Chief Justice.

Advocate Iqbal Wani is the gold medallist in Law from Kashmir University and had started practice in 1990. He had been practising in Jammu and Srinagar Wings of High Court.

He had also served as Additional Advocate General from February 2019 to December 2019 and had also represented army in many cases including the Pathribal fake encounter case. (GNS)


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