Four new Supreme Court judges take oath

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Four High Court (HC) Chief Justices were today sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court (SC) taking the total tally of Supreme Court Judges to 26.

Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan administered oaths of office to Justice A K Patnaik of (Madhya Pradesh High Court), Justice T S Thakur of (Punjab and Haryana High Court), Justice K S Radhakrishnan of (Gujarat High Court) and Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar of (Calcutta High Court) here today at a simple ceremony attended by judges and advocates of the apex court.

The appointment of Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran has been put on hold.

Dinakaran's name has figured in the disproportionate assets case and he has been accused of amassing wealth and grabbing land.

The names of all the four judges were cleared by the apex court collegium headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan.

This takes the judges tally to 26 against the formal strength of 31 judges. (ANI)

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