July 10, 2020 | 12:46 AM IST
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Madras HC Chief Justice VK Tahilramani quits after being shifted to Meghalaya HC

Madras High Court Chief Justice VK Tahilramani on Friday resigned being transferred to Meghalaya High Court by Supreme Court’s collegium on August 28. Her appeal to the collegium to reconsider their decision two days ago was rejected. She was elevated as the Chief justice of Madras High Court on August 8, 2018.

Chief Justice Tahilwamani She announced her resignation on Friday night dinner party hosted by six Madras High Court judges who received permanent status recently. The dinner was held at the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy building in Chennai and was attended by almost all judges of the High Court.

It may be noted that Meghalaya High Court is one of the smallest courts in India and the collegium also recommended that its Chief Justice Justice AK Mittal be transferred to Madras High Court as its Chief Justice. The collegium headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi comprises justices SA Bobde, NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, and RF Nariman.

A resolution dated September 3 was uploaded on the Apex Court’s website which read, “The collegium has carefully gone through the aforesaid representation and taken into consideration all relevant factors. On reconsideration, the collegium is of the considered view that it is not possible to accede to her request.”

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