Justice Gita Mittal on Saturday took oath as the first ever woman Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The oath ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan and was administered by Governor NN Vohra.
“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.”
Present during the occasion were the First Lady Usha Vohra, 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 and members of Justice Mittal’s family.