Justice A.S. Bopanna recommended as Chief Justice of Gauhati HC

Justice A.S. Bopanna recommended as Chief Justice of Gauhati HC

October 13, 2018

Bengaluru:  The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the name of Karnataka High Court Judge Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna for elevation as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. The recommendation comes following the retirement of Justice Ajit Singh.

“The collegium, while considering his [Justice Bopanna] name has also considered the names of Justice H.G. Ramesh and Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh, who also hail from Karnataka High Court and are senior to Justice Bopanna. Having regard to all relevant factors, the collegium unanimously finds Justice A.S. Bopanna suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. The collegium resolves to recommend accordingly,” said the resolution passed by the collegium comprising Chief Justice of India and two senior-most Judges of the Apex Court.


Born on May 20, 1959, Justice A.S. Bopanna is the son of Ajjikuttira N. Somaiah, former MLC from Kodagu. He enrolled as an advocate on November 21, 1984, practised in civil, constitutional, company and service matters in the High Court as well as the Civil and Labour Courts.

He also worked as a Legal Advisor to Central Public Sector Undertakings, and as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 to 2005. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on January 6, 2006, and became a permanent Judge on March 1, 2007.


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