MADRAS HC Chief Justice Tahilramani Resigns

Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamesh Tahilramani has resigned after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of transfer to Meghalaya. She was to retire on October 03, 2020.She tendered her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind and sent a copy of it to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi last night, official sources said on Saturday. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice Gogoi, had recommended her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court. She was elevated as the Madras high court’s Chief Justice on August 8 last year, to the Meghalaya High Court. Mumbai born Tahilramani joined the Bar in 1982. She was Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor for Maharashtra. She became Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 5 December 2017. The collegium had recommended her transfer on August 28, after which she had made a representation requesting it to reconsider the proposal. She had protested against the collegium’s decision to not consider her request against transferring her to the Meghalaya high court.The apex court collegium  comprising justices S A Bobde, N V Ramana, Arun Mishra and R F Nariman  had recommended that Meghalaya high court Chief Justice Justice A K Mittal be transferred to the Madras high court.Justice Tahilramani was appointed as a judge of the Bombay high court on June 26, 2001.While holding office as the acting chief justice of the Bombay high court, she had in May 2017 upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 11 people in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case. The case was transferred to Maharashtra from Gujarat by the top court.(image courtesy to Live Law.in)

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