Ranchi. Jharkhand High Court has got four new judges. Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan administered the oath of office and secrecy to all the judges at the swearing-in ceremony held in the High Court premises. Earlier, the letter of permission of President Ram Nath Kovind to be made a judge was read in Hindi and English. After this, the Chief Justice first administered the oath to Gautam Kumar Choudhary, Ambuj Nath, Navneet Kumar and Sanjay Prasad as additional judges.

The four judges are officers of the State Judicial Service. Explain that the Supreme Court Collegium had approved five names for the Jharkhand High Court, but the central government approved only four names and issued a notification for their appointment as High Court judges. After taking oath, the number of judges in the High Court increased to 19. While the total sanctioned posts here are 25. While Gautam Chaudhary and Sanjay Prasad took oath in Hindi, Ambuj Nath and Navneet Kumar took oath in English.

(EW correspondent)