Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India’s collegium has recommended Justice M Yaqoob Mir of Jammu and Kashmir High Court as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
The minutes of the Collegium meeting on 19 April were published on the Supreme Court website on Friday.
“Justice M. Yaqoob Mir is the senior-most Judge from Jammu & Kashmir High Court and has been serving there since his elevation as a Judge of that High Court in November 2007. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Mr. Justice M. Yaqoob Mir suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly,” said the Collegium in its resolution.
“While making the above recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that for quite some time there has been no Chief Justice from Jammu & Kashmir High Court,” it added.
Born on 28-05-1957 at Rajpora, Pulwama, Justice Mir did his LL.B from Kashmir University, joined the Bar, and practised as advocate from 1981 to 1993. He was appointed as District and Sessions Judge on 27 May 1993. He remained posted as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of J&K, and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar. He was elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 23.11.2007. Justice Mir was appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009 and functioned as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from 05.01.2015 to 02.02.2015.