SC Gets 5 More Judges, Taking Total Count To 28

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New Delhi: Five new Supreme Court judges were on Friday sworn in, taking the apex court’s strength to 28, including the Chief Justice of India.

Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Navin Sinha, Mohan M Shantanagoudar, Deepak Gupta and S Abdul Nazeer were administered the oath of office by CJI J S Khehar this morning.

Justice Kaul was the Chief Justice of Madras High Court while Justice Sinha was the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.

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Justices Shantanagoudar and Gupta were the chief justices of Kerala and Chhattisgarh high courts respectively and Justice Nazeer was a judge in the Karnataka High Court.

The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court is 31, including the CJI.

President Pranab Mukherjee had recently signed their Warrants of Appointment.