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Six new additional judges join Calcutta High Court

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who is due to retire on September 25, was given a formal farewell by the high court administration today as the courts would be closed for Durga Puja holidays from September 23.

Six new additional judges took oath at the Calcutta High Court on Thursday, while another judge was given a formal farewell. The new appointments and the retirement of a judge will take the strength of judges at the high court to 35 against a sanctioned strength of 72.

Rajsekhar Mantha, Sabyashachi Bhattacharya, Pratik Prakash Banerjee, Mousumi Bhattacharyya, Rajjorshi Bhattacharyya and Shekhar B Sharaf were administered the oath as additional judges by Acting Chief Justice Rakesh Tiwari.

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who is due to retire on September 25, was given a formal farewell by the high court administration today as the courts would be closed for Durga Puja holidays from September 23.

The high court, which has a backlog of nearly three lakh pending cases, was down to a strength of 30 judges following retirement of former acting chief justice Nishita Mhatre on September 18.

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