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Gitta Mittal sworn in as first woman CJ of JKHC

Srinagar, Aug 11: Justice Gita Mittal became the first-ever woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court after she was administered the oath of office by Governor N N Vohra here on Saturday.

Governor N N Vohra administered Oath of Office to Justice Gita Mittal as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

“The Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of the J&K High Court was read out by the Registrar General of the High Court,” said a spokesman.

“After administering Oath, Governor congratulated Justice Mittal and wished her a highly successful tenure as Chief Justice of the State High Court.

” Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, former Chief Ministers; B.B. Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisors to Governor; serving and retired Judges of Supreme Court and J&K High Court; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; D.C. Raina, Advocate General; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police; high ranking Civil, Judicial and Police officers; senior Advocates; members of Justice Mittal’s family and a large number of her friends were present on the occasion.