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B.A., LL.B.1999-2000
Honourable Shri.Justice Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal was appointed as the Chief Justiceof Bombay High Court on 3rd February, 1999.His Lordship was born on 14th January 1942. His Lordship enrolled as an Advocate at Delhi in 1964 and mainly practised on the Civil and Constitutional sides in the Delhi High Court. His Lordship was Advocate for Indian Railway from 1969 to 1981; Advocate for Delhi Administration from 1973 to 1976-77; Additional Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration from 1980 to 1981; and Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration till elevation. His Lordship was also the Central Government Counsel from 1980 to 1986. His Lordship held various positions as Secretary, and later President, of the Delhi High Court Bar Association for several years; was also Member of the Bar Council of India representing Delhi for about four years from 1969 to 1973. His Lordship was elevated as an Additional Judge of that High Court on 17th November 1986 and became Permanent Judge on 29th April 1987. His Lordship was the Chairman of COFEPOSA Board, and Hon. Secretary of International Law Association. As a Judge, His Lordship has delivered various important judgments dealing with Constitutional matters, Criminal Laws and other matters pertaining to Public Interest Litigation, such as, cancellation of Petrol Pump licenses granted under the discretionary quota of Minister, Medical Scam, Environmental Laws, JMM, and unauthorised constructions. His Lordship was Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court when appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 3rd February 1999. His Lordship was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India, on the day of Golden Jubilee of Supreme Court of India, 28th January, 2000.


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