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Chief Justice cum Patron-in-Chief

Hon'ble Mrs. R. Banumathi
The Chief Justice Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi
Date of  Birth 20th July, 1955
Enrolled as an Advocate 1981

Born on 20-07-1955. Enrolled on 07-01-1981. Practised on Civil and Criminal sides in Tirupattur and District Court, Krishnagiri, Harur and moffusil courts. Entered Tamilnadu Higher Judicial Service in 1988 as a direct recruit ‘District Judge’. Worked as District and Sessions Judge in Coimbatore, Vellore and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Pudukottai, Madras, Tirunelveli and Salem. Also worked as Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Madras. As a District Judge dealt with number of landmark cases and also led One-Man Commission on Police Excess by STF in Chinnampathy village, Coimbatore District in 1995-1996. As District Judge, was actively involved in Lok Adalat and Legal Literacy Programme. Organised number of Legal Literacy Camps and Lok Adalats in Pudukottai, Tirunelveli, Salem and Madras.

Elevated as Judge, High Court, Madras on 03-04-2003. As Judge of Madras High Court dealt with many important cases (i) ‘Banning Jallikattu and Bull Fight, Manjuvirattu (Rekla Race) which paved the way for formulating regulations relating to Jallikattu; (ii) Chidambaram Natarajar Temple case upholding appointment of Executive Officer to the temple thereby upholding control of the State Government in non-secular activities of the temple; (iii) Many important Criminal Appeals; (iv) Lawyers Vs. Police incident in the High Court premises on 19.02.2009; (v) Illegal Magnesite quarrying in Kondappannaickenpet, Salem upholding the right of State Government and ordering delivery of possession of the land; (vi) Land Acquisition Cases; (vii) Tax Cases.

Took Oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand on 16-11-2013.

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