New Delhi, Sept.8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani to perform the duties of the chief justice of the Bombay High Court.
A statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan said, “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Smt. Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani, senior-most Judge of Bombay High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 09th September, 2015 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Mohit Shantilal Shah, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.”
Born on October 3, 1958, Justice Tahilramani obtained the Sanad from the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in July 1982 and started practice in the high court as well as in the CIty Civil and Sessions Courts, Mumbai.
She joined the office of her father, L.V. Kapse, Advocate.
She had conducted several trials on both the criminal and civil side, and was appointed on the Panel of defence lawyers in the Sessions Court, Mumbai.
She taught the “Law of Crimes” subject as part time professor in K.C. Law College from 1987 to 1993.
Justice Tahilramani was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor from February 1990.
She was appointed as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor on the Appellate side of the High Court of Bombay from November 1, 1997.
She succesfully argued a number of confirmation cases, appeals, bail applications, revisions, applications under various provisions of the law, such as I.P.C., Cr. P.C., Narcotic Drugs adn Psychotropic Substances Act, Detention matters under COFEPOSA Act, P.I.T.N.D.P.S Act, M.P.D.A, Act, N.S.A Act and cases under Bombay Police Act, Public Amusement Rules, parole, furlough, remission, prevention of corruption, supression of unlawful acts aganst the safety of Civil Aviation, Wild Life Protection Act, M.C.O.C.Act etc.
She was elevated as a judge of the Bombay High Court on June 26, 2001. (ANI)