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SC collegium recommends 4 names for judgeship at Gujarat HC

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The has recommended the names of three advocates and a judicial

for their elevation as judges of the

In a resolution dated December 4, the comprising of Ranjan Gogoi and

Justices M B Lokur and A K Sikri recommended elevation of advocates Bhargav Karia, and as judges of the Gujarat HC.

It also recommended appointment of as a high court judge, says the resolution uploaded on the apex court's website.

The Gujarat HC had recommended their elevation on December 1, 2016. The collegium considered the same on April 19 this year.

The apex court collegium further considered the matter and found the three advocates suitable for appointment as high court judges, it said.

The proposal regarding Patel's elevation was referred back to the of for reconsideration, after which his name was cleared for judgeship, the resolution said.

Even after the four new appointments, the total strength of the judges will remain around 30 as three judges are set to retire soon.

The high court has a sanctioned strength of 52 judges.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:00 IST