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First time in the history of Karnataka state judiciary that a Chief Justice retired without a formal farewell from the state advocates’ association

Bengaluru, Oct. 10, 2017 :  This is probably for the first time in the history of Karnataka state judiciary that a chief justice retired without a formal farewell from the state advocates’ association.


But in the case of Justice S.K. Mukherjee, who retired as chief justice, it was an exception as the advocates' body has decided to give the tradition a miss this time.


Members of the advocates’ association have been expressing their dissatisfaction over the functioning of Justice Mukherjee as Chief Justice, who retired on Monday.


On his last day, Justice Mukherjee heard at least 10 cases for about an hour. Senior advocates in the court hall wished Justice Mukherjee a peaceful retired life.


Justice Mukherjee who was initially transferred to the Karnataka High Court as the senior-most judge in April 2015, was later appointed as Chief Justice in June 2015.


With the retirement of Justice Mukherjee, Justice H.G. Ramesh, who has been appointed as acting Chief Justice, is expected to take charge on Tuesday.


Both the state and Bengaluru advocates' associations have been diligently continuing the practice of hosting send-offs for judges from the high court if he/she is transferred to another high court or to the Supreme Court or if they retire from service.

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