The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of two high court judges — Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Ravi Ranjan as Chief Justices of Meghalaya High Court and Jharkhand High Court.
Justice Rafiq is presently serving at Rajasthan High Court and Justice Ranjan is serving Jharkhand High Court.
The Collegium has also recommended the transfer of Justice Rakesh Kumar, Judge, Patna High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court.
“The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on October 15 has decided to recommend transfer of Justice Rakesh Kumar, Judge, Patna High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court,” a statement said.
It is pertinent to note Justice Kumar had created a controversy by saying that there was widespread corruption in the lower judiciary.
—India Legal Bureau