Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura on 16th November 2019.
Governor Ramesh Bais administered the oath of office Justice Kureshi at the old Raj Bhavan. Justice Kureshi has succeeded Chief Justice Sanjoy Karol, who was has been appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Patna.
A senior Judge from the Gujarat High Court, Justice Akil Kureshi was serving as a Judge of the Bombay High Court following a transfer.
In May 2019, the Apex Court Collegium had recommended Justice Kureshi’s elevation as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, but the recommendation was not approved by the Centre. After the Collegium passed a resolution on September 5 saying that the Centre had twice returned the proposal of elevation of Justice Kureshi to the Madhya Pradesh High Court, the Gujarat High Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) moved the Supreme Court taking objection to the Centre’s reluctance on the appointment.
However on September 20, the Collegium modified its recommendation and approved the appointment of Justice Kureshi as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court.