Imphal: Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar today sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur in presence of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and other dignitaries. Justice R Sudhakar previously served as a judge at Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
Born on 14 February 1959, Justice Sudhakar hails from Panapakkam Village, Vellore District in Tamil Nadu. He started his career as an associate of the senior advocate Mr.Habibullah Badsha, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Public Prosecutor of Madras High Court.
Specialised in the field of Customs, Central Excise and Sales Tax Law, Justice Sudhakar practices in all branches of law. Besides Madras High Court, he also practiced, appeared in cases before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka High Court and Kerala High Court. He regularly appeared in matters before the Supreme Court of India as well.
Justice Sudhakar was promoted to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 10 December 2005 and as a Permanent Judge on 20 April 2007. In his career as a Judge of the Madras High Court spreading over a decade he decided 26196 Main Cases and 32943 Miscellaneous Cases.
On 18 April 2016, he was appointed as a judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. He was the Acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, from 15 March 2017 to 31 March 2017, after the retirement of former Chief Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar, until the appointment of the current Chief Justice, Hon’ble Sh. Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed. He once again assumed the role of Acting Chief Justice after the retirement of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, on the 16th of March 2018.
On 27th April 2018, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended Justice Sudhakar for the post of Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.
— Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) May 18, 2018
Soon after the oath taking ceremony Chief Minister N. Biren Singh took to twitter and wrote “Warm welcome to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar on being sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Hon’ble High Court of Manipur.”