Justice Ramalingam appointed acting CJ of J&K HC

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Union Law Department has appointed Justice R Sudhakar as the acting  Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir after the retirement of Chief Justice N Paul  Vasanthakumar.

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According to the notification in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 100  of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir, the President is Pleased to appoint  Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, senior-most Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High  Court to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High  Court with effect from March 15, 2017 consequent upon the retirement of Justice  N Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High  Court.

Justice R Sudhakar was born on February 14, 1959. He hails from Panapakkam Village,  Vellore District (Formerly North Arcot District), Tamil Nadu.