Supreme Court suspends judicial day after paying tribute to Judge Shantanagoudar | India News
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday he suspended his judicial work for the day after paying tribute to his acting judge Justice MM Shantanagoudar who passed away on April 24.
Judge Shantanagoudar, 62, died in a private hospital in Gurugram on Saturday night.
On his first day on the job, the newly appointed Chief Justice NV Ramana led the condolences meeting at the high court premises and was joined by seven other justices, who were to occupy the court today.
Chief Justice Ramana announced that they will hold a two-minute silence out of respect for the soul of the deceased, saying that they are deeply hurt and saddened by Shantanagoudar’s sudden disappearance.
Judges RF Nariman, USA Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao, S Ravindra Bhat and Hrishkesh Roy also joined the condolences meeting.
Attorney General KK Venugopal, Attorney General Tushar Mehta, Senior Counsel and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh and Advocate Shivaji Jadhav virtually attended the meeting.
At the end of the condolences meeting, Chief Justice Ramana announced that there will be no court matters for the day and that the matters listed today will be addressed on Tuesday.
Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a Supreme Court Justice on February 17, 2017. He would have remained in office until May 5, 2023.