Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the first Chief justice of Telangana High Court. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath to him at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan. The oath to the office was administered to Justice Radhakrishnan by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan. The ceremony was attended by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other judges, lawyers, and senior government officials. With this, the state of Telangana will have its first independent high court.

Key Highlights

  • Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh since July 2018.
  •  The Chief Justice administered the oath of office to 12 justices of Telangana High Court on the premises of the High Court.
  •  The state’s Governor ESL Narasimhan then left for Vijayawada to administer the oath to Justice Praveen Kumar, who has become the new acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • The separates high courts for the two Telugu states  Andhra Pradesh and Telangana became functional.Till recently, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad had been serving as a common high court of the two states since June 2014 when Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated to carve out Telangana.