Hyderabad, February 20: Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru has been sworn in as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court here today. Governor ESL Narsimhan administered oath of office to Justice Kakru at a ceremonial function held at Raj Bhavan this morning.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah, Assembly Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Council Chairman A Chakrapani were among those who attended the function. Prior to the present appointment, Justice Kakru has been the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
Enrolled as pleader in 1975, Justice Kakru practised at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir in the District and Session Court and other Courts from 1975 to 1983. He was a Public Prosecutor from 1978 to 1981.
He was appointed as Chief Government Advocate (Additional Advocate General) in 1988 and held the post till 1990.
He was appointed Addtional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and was made permanent Judge in 1999. He was also the acting Chief Justice of the J&K High Court on three occasions.
Justice Kakru has delivered various landmark judgments during his tenure as the Judge of the J&K High Court which include the judgments holding that migrants from Doda/Poonch districts have to be treated on par with migrants of Kashmir province.
It was during his stint as the acting CJ, reorganisation of services of High Court staff took place. As executive Chairman of the J&K State Legal Services Authority, Justice Kakru played a key role in conducting about 1800 Lok Adalats in which about 70,000 cases have been settled.