The Supreme Court has recommended the name of Justice Amjad A Sayed of the Bombay High Court as the next chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. Justice Mohammad Rafiq, the present chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, is likely to retire on May 24.
Justice Sayed, who is the second senior-most judge at the Bombay High Court after Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, was part of the bench, which, in 2016, had passed directions against the “illegal” installation of loudspeakers at religious places.
Justice Sayed has also appeared in Public Interest Litigation matters relating to mangroves, garbage dumping, free/concessional medical treatment for the poor in charitable hospitals, bio-medical waste, and malnutrition, among others, on behalf of the Centre and the state government. He was also on the panel of several public undertakings and has also appeared in arbitrations on their behalf. He was also a Notary Public, Government of India. He is reportedly a keen sports enthusiast.
Justice Sayed was appointed as a judge of the Bombay High Court on April 11, 2007.
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