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Mehbooba condoles demise of ex-CJI A S Anand

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Chief Minister condoled the demise of former Chief Justice of (CJI) Adarsh Sein Anand today.

In her condolence message, the chief minister described Justice Anand as an eminent jurist who considered justice to be a constitutional right and said he would long be "remembered for providing inexpensive justice to people".

She said his judgements on issues of public interest would continue to guide the legal and legislative fraternity to work for the collective good of the society.

also recalled "the contribution of Justice Anand, a son of the soil, in introducing the concept of Lok Adalats" as the chairman of National Legal Services Authority and also as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission of

Justice Anand, 81, passed away here this morning after suffering a massive heart attack.

Justice Anand occupied the top-most judicial post from October 10, 1998 till November 1, 2001.

Born on November 1, 1936 in Jammu and Kashmir, he had graduated from the University and obtained his law degree from the Lucknow University.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 22:05 IST