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AKIL KURESHI

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Chief Justice of Tripura High Court

NAME – Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi

PROFESSION– Advocate, Judge

BORN – 07/03/1960

PLACE OF BIRTH – Gujarat

FATHER’S NAME – N/A

MOTHER’S NAME – N/A

SPOUSE –  N/A

SIBLINGS – N/A

CHILDREN – N/A

EDUCATION

Completed B.Sc. (Mathematics) from University of Gujrat in 1980

Completed LL.B. from University of Gujrat in 1983

AWARDS – N/A

SPECIALISATION– Civil and Income Cases

COMMITTEE/ PANEL HEADED– N/A

BACKGROUND –

Justice Kureshi is described as a judge with impeccable character, integrity, sincerity, courage, and efficiency. He combines these characteristics with his deep knowledge of the law. He is fiercely independent of all considerations whether it is political or economical.

He writes outstanding judgments which are not only fascinating to read but are difficult to assail before the Higher Court. He is a proud and honorable man who did nothing but worshipped his work and responsibility,due to which he remained aloof from all except his family and work.

He enrolled himself in the Bar and started legal practice in July 1983. He was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1992 to April 1998. Appointed as Additional Counsel for the Income-tax Department in February 2000 and represented Income Tax Department in the Gujarat High Court up to December 2001.

He took oath as permanent Judge of High Court of Gujrat on 12/07/2005. Later he was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Gujarat on 2/11/2018. He got transferred and took oath as a Judge in the High Court of Bombay on 14/11/2018. Finally, he took oath as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura on 16/11/2019.

CAREER TIMELINE –

1983- Enrolled himself in the Bar and started legal practice

1992- Appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel

2000- Appointed as Additional Counsel for the Income-tax Department

2004- Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Gujarat

2005 – Took oath as permanent Judge of the High Court of Gujarat

2018- Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Gujarat

2018- Appointed as a Judge of Bombay High Court

2019- Took oath as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura

LANDMARK JUDGEMENTS– N/A

CONTROVERSIES

In the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case, Justice Kureshi, who was still a judge at Gujarat High Court ordered to send Amit Shah (now Union Home Minister) to a two-day police remand. This order was reprimanded by BJP members leading to protest.

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS– N/A

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