Justices KM Joseph, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran sworn in as Supreme Court judges

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Published: August 8, 2018 3:56:28 am

Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran — the two other judges cleared for elevation — are placed at fourth and fifth positions in the all-India seniority of High Court Judges respectively while Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph is at the 39th position.

JUSTICES INDIRA Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph on Tuesday took oath as judges of the Supreme Court, taking the total strength of the apex court to 25 out of a sanctioned 31.

Justice Joseph’s swearing in brings the curtains down on what was a simmering row between the judiciary over the Supreme Court Collegium’s January 10 recommendation to elevate him. Although the government finally accepted it, he was placed third in the order of seniority stirring a fresh controversy.


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