SRINAGAR: M Yaqoob Mir of Jammu and Kashmir High Court is being appointed as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. The Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India has recommended.
The announcement came on Friday though the decision had been taken earlier this week.
“Justice M Yaqoob Mir is the senior-most Judge from Jammu & Kashmir High Court and has been serving there since his elevation as a Judge of that High Court in November 2007,” the Collegium resolution said. “Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Mr Justice M Yaqoob Mir suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.”
While making the above recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that for quite some time there has been no Chief Justice from Jammu & Kashmir High Court.
A resident of Rajpora, Justice Mir was appointed as District and Sessions Judge on May 27, 1993. He remained posted as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of J&K, and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar.
Justice Mir was elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on November 23, 2007, a position that was made permanent on October 1, 2009. He has earlier functioned as acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir for two months in 2015.
Justice Mir’s brother Justice Mansoor A Mir earlier led the Himachal High Court as Chief Justice till April 24, 2017, when he superannuated. His name was dropped by the Supreme Court collegium from the list of Chief Justices who were elevated as judges of the Supreme Court.