Mumbai: High Court appoints judges to Dindoshi courts, Borivali yet to get one

Published: Nov 07, 2019, 15:34 IST | Samiullah Khan | Mumbai

The Registrar General of Bombay High Court issued a government notification mentioning that vacant posts of judges in city courts would soon be filled up

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

Almost a week after advocates and senior members of the Borivali Advocates Bar Association protested against the absence of a magistrate in the Borivali Metropolitan Magistrate Court No. 67, the registrar general of Bombay High Court issued a government notification which mentions that vacant posts of judges in city courts would soon be filled up. Three judges have already been nominated on an ad hoc basis for Dindoshi city civil courts numbers 1, 3 and 5. However, a judge is yet to be appointed for the Borivali Metropolitan Magistrate Court No. 67, which has been functioning without one for the past six months.

According to sources, a senior advocate from the Borivali court has written to the registrar general demanding that the judge’s post in court number 67 be filled on priority basis. Post the government notification, the HC appointed 10 judges, who have been transferred to Mumbai, to take charge of the vacant posts in various city civil sessions courts and lower courts.

Speaking to mid-day, city civil session court advocate Vijay Shukla, said, "Dindoshi city civil courts number 1, 3 and 5 have been presiding over civil and summary cases concerning recovery of money. A number of cases are pending in these courts. Litigants have been waiting for new judges for a very long time. However, what is to be seen is whether the new judges can hear and dispose of the long-pending litigations at the earliest."

Advocate Kishor Joshi from Borivali Metropolitan Magistrate Court No. 67, said, "The notification mentions that about eight to 10 judges have been transferred to the city. Borivali court no. 67 has had no judge since the past six months and litigants, as well as advocates, are suffering because of it. I have written to the registrar general to appoint a judge for the court on priority."

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