Justices Hemant Gupta, R. Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi were sworn in as judges of SC

Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, Mukesh Kumar Rasikbhai Shah and Ajay Rastogi were sworn-in as the Judges of Supreme Court. They were administered oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. They will have tenure till they attain age of 65.

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These four new judges of SC were appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 124 based on the recommendation of SC Collegium comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice A K Sikri and Justice S A Bobde. With this total number of judges at the Supreme Court rose to 28. The sanctioned strength of Supreme Court judges in 31 including Chief Justice.
Prior to this elevation, Justice Gupta served as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court; Justice Rastogi as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court; Justice Shah as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and Justice Reddy as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court.

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