Five new judges appointed to Supreme Court, still 3 short from the total sanctioned

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Appointment of judges in Supreme Court
Appointment of judges in Supreme Court

New Delhi : In order to provide some relief and strength to Indian judicial system, five new judges have been appointed to Supreme Court on Wednesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee signed their warrants of appointment; which now takes total count of Supreme Court judges to 28.

The five judges elevated from High Court to Supreme Court are Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Naveen Sinha, Kerala HC Chief Justice Mohan M Shantanagouder, Chhattisgarh HC Chief Justice Dipak Gupta and Karnataka HC judge S Abdul Nazeer.

Supreme Court still have space for 3 judges as the total sanctioned strength stands at 31.

Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant are retiring from the Supreme Court this year.