Madras High Court judge questions seating at CJ swearing-in

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Written by Arun Janardhanan
| Chennai |
Updated: August 13, 2018 5:42:09 am


Madras High Court (File Photo)

Hours after the new Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani, was sworn in at Raj Bhavan on Sunday, Justice M S Ramesh of the High Court posted a WhatsApp message questioning the seating arrangement of judges at the event.

Upset that sitting judges were made to sit behind ministers and police officers, Justice Ramesh wrote in an official WhatsApp group of sitting judges: “With a bit of dismay, I am constrained to bring on record the incautious protocol extended to the Judges of the MHC (Madras HC) at today’s swearing-in ceremony by the organisers of Raj Bhavan. It was not only a disappointment but an issue of serious concern…

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