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Chief Justice Rajendra Menon takes charge of Delhi HC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Justice was today sworn in as of the High Court by

at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas here.

On the very first day, Justice heard 11 matters listed before him and told his court staff to inform the lawyers that he would be taking up some of the matters in the regular list, which have been pending for long periods, from tomorrow.

While hearing an NGO's plea against unauthorised construction in south Delhi, he asserted that he would not be entertaining any petitions or PILs which were not in public interest, but filed to exact vengeance or settle personal scores.

He told the NGO that its petitions were not in public interest and that it should seek recourse to other legal means to agitate its grievance.

Justice Menon, who was earlier the of Patna High Court, replaces Justice at the helm of the High Court after she was elevated to the

The administered the oath of office to Justice in the presence of and his cabinet colleagues, senior members of the judiciary, officers of government and other officials.

Justice Menon's inclusion has not added to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi High Court, which despite a sanctioned strength of 60 judges, continues to function with 35 judges.

Justice Menon had also served as a in the Gwalior Bench of the He was elevated as the in March last year.

The collegium had recommended the transfer of Justice Menon to on July 16.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:25 IST