A set of new Chief Justices for High Courts were appointed on Friday. The high court in Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were appointed with fresh Chief Justices. According to Law Ministry sources, acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court Hemant Gupta has been appointed Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court P K Mohanty has been appointed the ‘regular’ chief justice there, they said.
Interestingly, The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms had a week ago written to the Supreme Court collegium seeking an inquiry against Hemant Gupta for alleged cases of inappropriate behaviour. However, a month after the collegium recommended his name for appointment as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
Meanwhile, Justice Navniti Prasad who was a judge in the Patna High Court has been appointed Chief Justice of Kerala High Court while Justice T B Radhakrishnan, acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, has been made Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court, the sources said.