Chhattisgarh Highcourt - Sitting Judges


Sitting Judges

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan (Chief Justice)
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prashant Mishra
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal
Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ram Prasanna Sharma Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel










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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Thottathil B. Nair Radhakrishnan :-

Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 14th October, 2004. He is the son of late N. Bhaskaran Nair and late K. Parukutty Amma, both Advocates, who practised at Kollam. Born on 29th April, 1959, he had his early schooling in St. Joseph's Convent and Government Boys' High School, Kollam; Arya Central School, Thiruvananthapuram and secured ISC conferred by the University of Cambridge (Local Examination Syndicate), having studied in Trinity Lyceum, Kollam. After obtaining B.Sc. Degree in Zoology from University of Kerala as a student of the Fatima Matha National College, Kollam, he secured LL.B. Degree from Bangalore University having studied Law in K.G.F. Law College, Kolar Gold Fields. Enrolled on 11th December, 1983, he practised at Thiruvananthapuram as junior to Advocate late P. Ramakrishna Pillai and thereafter shifted to High Court of Kerala in 1988 as junior to Senior Advocate late P. Sukumaran Nayar. He dealt with cases in different branches of law, the areas of his prominent practice being Civil, Constitutional and Administrative Law. He appeared also for various institutions including banks, university and other public institutions. He also appeared for the High Court of Kerala. He was appointed as amicus curiae in different matters and was Advocate-Member of the Rule Committee constituted under Section 123 of the Code of Civil Procedure. While an Advocate, he was invited as Resource Person by the Training Directorate which later became the Kerala Judicial Academy. He also addressed various programmes of Legal Services Authority and training programmes for Advocates. As Judge, he was nominated by the Hon'ble the Chief Justice to deal with original petitions registered following directions of the Supreme Court in relation to mental health matters. He was the President of the Board of Governors of the Kerala State mediation and Conciliation Centre and the President of the Kerala Judicial Academy. On various occasions, he was invited as Resource Person to the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal and the Kerala Judicial Academy. He had also attended various national conferences on different subjects of critical importance. He was the Executive Chairman of the Kerala State Legal Services Authority, the Executive Chairman of the Lakshadweep State Legal Services Authority, the Chairman of the Law Reporting Council, I.L.R. (Kerala Series) and the President of the Rule Committee under Section 123 of the Code of Civil Procedure. He is a Member of the Central Authority of the National Legal Services Authority. He was the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala from 13.05.2016 to 1.8.2016 and from the afternoon of 16.2.2017 till he was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court in the forenoon of 18.3.2017.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker was born on 22.11.1961 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. His father late Dr. S.C.Diwaker was a prominent educationist, follower of Gandhian ideology and well known social figure of Jabalpur. Apart from being a sports-loving man, Hon'ble Justice Diwaker has throughout been a merit scholar. He did his graduation in 1981 from Rani Durgawati University,Jabalpur and completed LLB from the same university in the year 1984.

He started his career as an advocate in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1984 from the office of Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.M.Dharmadhikari (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India) and thereafter also worked with Hon'ble Shri Justice Ajit Singh. During his legal career he dealt with constitutional, civil and criminal matters. He had been the Standing Counsel for Steel Authority of India Limited, State Bank of India, Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI, Madhya Pradesh State Financial Corporation, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Raipur Dugdh Sangh, Central Board of Secondary Education and several other municipal corporations. In 1992, he also represented the State Government of Madhya Pradesh as Government Advocate. He was designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh in January 2005. He was a member of Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council for seven years and that of State Bar Council of Chhattisgarh for five years.

He assumed the office of Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on 31st March 2009.


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra :-

Born on August 29, 1964 at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh). Took B.Sc. and LL.B Degrees from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh). Enrolled as an Advocate on September 4, 1987. Practiced law in District Court at Raigarh, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with Civil, Criminal and Writ branches of law. Was designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh in January, 2005. Had been chairman of Chhattisgarh State Bar Council for a period of 2\BD years. Was appointed/co-opted Member of the Rule Making Committee of High Court of Chhattisgarh. Had been Chancellor's Nominee in the Executive Council of Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. Was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) as its Ex-Officio Member in the Executive Council. Served as Additional Advocate General for the state of Chhattisgarh from June 26, 2004 to August 31, 2007 and thereafter as Advocate General for the State from September 1, 2007 till elevation. Elevated as a Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on December 10, 2009.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava was born on 6th March, 1964 at Bilaspur. Did his schooling at Bilaspur, graduation (B.Sc.) from CMD College , Bilaspur and LL.B. with gold medal from K R Law College, Bilaspur. Was member of Board of Studies and Academic Council, Guru Ghasidas University , Bilaspur. Enrolled with the Bar Council of M.P., Jabalpur , on 05-10-1987 and practiced at District Court, Raigarh, High Court. Was Standing Counsel for Department of Income-tax, Muncipal Council, Raipur and Chhattisgarh State Electricity Organisations, Corporations etc. and is associated with Rotary International. Designated as Senior Advocate on 31-01-2005 and elevated as Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 10-12-2009 .

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri :-

Born on 10th November, 1962 in the family of prominent lawyers S.K. Bhaduri (father) and P. Bhaduri (grand father). Did primary and middle schooling in Bengali Kalibadi School, Raipur and thereafter completed secondary education from St. Paul Higher Secondary, School, Raipur. Took B.Com., and LL.B degrees from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur. Recipient of gold medal in L.LB. Was associated with the Society which runs 3 colleges at Raipur namely Durga College, Vivekanand College and Law College founded by his grand father. Was also member of the Educational Society and also Regional Societies. Joined the law practice in the year 1985. Practiced law in various subordinate courts within the jurisdiction of Chhattisgarh and the erstwhile State of Madhya Pradesh as also High Court. Shifted to Bilaspur in the year 2000. Worked as Government Advocate and thereafter promoted as Deputy Advocate General in the office of Advocate General, Bilaspur and continued uptill 2003. Subsequently practiced on private side. Dealt with the matters of Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Company, Labour. Was standing counsel for C.B.I. Was also standing counsel for the Public Sector Undertakings - SAIL, NTPC, Banks and also several Private Corporate Bodies. Elevated as Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 16th September, 2013.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal :-

Born in the family of Mr. Virendra and Mrs. Chameli Agrawal at Ratanpur (Bilaspur) on July 15, 1965. Did schooling at Ratanpur. Became Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and Master of Laws from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. Enrolled as an Advocate on January 3, 1989. Practiced in District and Sessions Court at Bilaspur, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with various branches of law, especially Civil and Constitution. Was counsel for High Court of Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission, Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Bar Council of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Steel Authority of India Limited, State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Dena Bank, Municipal Corporations, Raipur and Bilaspur, many other Corporations, Boards and authorities of Government of Chhattisgarh and renowned corporate groups of India and Chhattisgarh. Was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) as Ex-Officio Member of its Executive Council, Indian Law Reports Committee (Chhattisgarh Series) as Member and Chhattisgarh Law Judgments (Chhattisgarh) as Member of its Editorial Board. Had been mediator under the Chhattisgarh C.P.C. Alternative Disputes Resolution and Mediation Rules, 2006. Served as Deputy Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from March 1, 2002 to February 29, 2004 and thereafter as Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from June 25, 2012 till elevation. Elevated as an Additional Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy :-

Born on April 30, 1967. Did his bachelors' degree in Commerce from G.S. College, Jabalpur, and Law degree from Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur. Enrolled as an Advocate in March 9, 1991.

Practiced on Civil, Constitutional and service & labour matters initially in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur till October, 2000 and subsequently in the High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur from November, 2000 till September, 2013.

Was a counsel for various public sectors undertakings, Banks as well as many private institutions like, South East Central Railway, Coal India Limited, South Eastern Coalfields Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, State Bank of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board etc., etc.

Was Government Advocate at the High Court of Chhattisgarh from 2002 to 2004. Also was Deputy Advocate General in 2005-06. Is also a member of the 'Academic Council' of Hidayatulla National Law University, Raipur.

Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.



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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal was born on 21.08.1964 at Bilaspur. His Lordship's father late Shri Shyam Bihari Agrawal was a retired Professor in Zoology Department whereas mother was a housewife. His Lordship's Grandfather was a great prominent and renowned Civil Lawyer. His Lordship's uncle Shri Ravish Chandra Agrawal, Senior Advocate, was an Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh and now Advocate General for the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Did schooling and graduation in B.Sc. (Mathematics) at Bilaspur and thereafter prosecuted LL.B. from Kaushalendra Rao Law College, Bilaspur. Employed as Upper Division Teacher from 1986 to 1989. Thereafter, enrolled as an Advocate on 07.09.1989 and started career as such under the guidance of Shri Ravish Chandra Agrawal. Practised law in District Court at Bilaspur from 1989 to January, 1997, High Court of Madhya Pradesh from 1997 till 2000 and before the High court of Chhattisgarh from 2000 till elevation. Dealt with Civil, Criminal and Constitutional, especially specialised in Civil. While practicing law before the High Court, His Lordship was appointed as Government Advocate and continued as such till 2007. Elevated as Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 29.09.2016.


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 29th September, 2016.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta :-

Hon'ble Shri Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta was born on 14/04/1959 at Rajnandgaon. Completed his Bachelors Degree in Science from Awadhesh Pratap University in first division from Rewa. Further did his L.Lb from Jivaji University with first division. Then continuing legacy of his father late Shri B.S. Gupta, Retired District & Session Judge, he started career in 1985 by joining MP Judiciary as Civil Judge in first attempt.

Past 32 years of his service consisted of working in multiple dimensions that includes Legal Advisor EOW, District & Session Judge, Special Judge, Principal Judge Family Court, Legal Advisor to His Excellency Governor of Chhattisgarh.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 27th June 2017.


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ram Prasanna Sharma :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 27th June, 2017.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel :-

Born at Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) on September 1, 1963. Took B.A. Degree from Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and LL.B. Degree from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh). Joined as a Civil Judge Class-II at Civil Court, Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) on August 26, 1987. Thereafter, served in the subordinate judiciary on various posts at various places of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Served as the Presiding Officer, State Transport Appellate Tribunal, Raipur, thereafter served as the District and Sessions Judge, Kawardha. Served as the Addtional Registrar (Administration) and the Registrar (Vigilance) and (Inspection & Inquiry) of the High Court of Chhattisgarh. Served as the Registrar General of the High Court of Chhattisgarh before elevation. Elevated and took oath as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on June 27, 2017.

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