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 Mr Justice Sanjib Banerjee

Name Hon’ble Mr Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Chief Justice, Chief Justice
Source Bar
Date of Birth 02/11/1961
Initial Joining 22/06/2006
Joining at Meghalaya 24/11/2021
Date of Retirement 01/11/2023
• Born on November 2, 1961. Studied in St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta and St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling. Passed B.Sc. with Honours in Economics in the year 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986-87 – both from the University of Calcutta. Was enrolled as Advocate on November 21, 1990. Practised principally in the High Court at Calcutta as well as in the Supreme Court of India, other High Courts and Tribunals, primarily in Civil, Company, Arbitration and Constitutional Law branches. Specialised in Corporate and Intellectual Property Laws matters. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. Has delivered judgments in matters encompassing almost all branches including important public interest litigations. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court vide Notification No. K. 13026/04/2020-US.I Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice) and assumed the office of Chief Justice of Madras High Court on January 4, 2021. His Lordship was transferred and took oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on November 24, 2021.
Sitting at Shillong
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 Mr Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew

Name Hon’ble Mr Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, Chief Justice (Acting)
Source Bar
Date of Birth 24/12/1966
Initial Joining 19/11/2018
Joining at Meghalaya 19/11/2018
Date of Retirement 23/12/2028
• Born on 24th December 1966 at Shillong in the State of Meghalaya, his Lordship took oath as Judge of the High Court of Meghalaya on 19th November 2018. His Lordship completed his initial schooling and college from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong; and thereafter, after attaining his LLB Degree from Delhi University in 1990, his Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1990-1991.
• His Lordship’s area of practice included civil, constitutional, customary and company law. His Lordship’s interest also included pro bono work for indigent persons apart from mediation activities under the auspices of Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority. He was designated Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court in August 2010.
• During his practice at the Bar, his Lordship acted as counsel/standing counsel for Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council; Syiem of Mylliem and Durbar; Election Commission of India; Election Department, Govt. of Meghalaya; Meghalaya Urban Development Authority and North Eastern Hill University. His Lordship had also acted as special counsel for the State of Meghalaya in cases pertaining to reservation policy of the State Government and had appeared for Meghalaya Police before the National Human Rights Commission and also before the P.C. Phukan Commission of Enquiry and the Rajkhowa Commission of Enquiry. His Lordship was also a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee of NEIGHRHMS and NEHU.
• Besides, his Lordship was an elected member of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim and member of the Meghalaya State Bar Council under Section 58 of Advocates Act, 1961 and the Meghalaya State Law Commission.
Sitting at Shillong
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 Mr Justice Wanlura Diengdoh

Name Hon’ble Mr Justice Wanlura Diengdoh
Source Bench
Date of Birth 04/11/1965
Initial Joining 15/11/2019
Joining at Meghalaya 15/11/2019
Date of Retirement 03/11/2027
• His Lordship was born on 4th November 1965 at Shillong in the State of Meghalaya. His Lordship completed his schooling from St. Anthony’s School, Shillong and B.Com from Shillong College, Shillong and thereafter obtained his Honours from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong. His Lordship attained his LLB Degree from Shillong Law College in 1990 and got enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1990-1991. His Lordship therafter practised in the High Court as well as in the subordinate Courts in the State of Meghalaya in diverse fields.
• His Lordship has left his footprints in the judicial service by serving in various capacities. His Lordship joined the Judicial Service in the State of Meghalaya as an Additional District and Sessions Judge, Shillong in August 2000 and thereafter was appointed as Registrar, Gauhati High Court, Shillong Bench in 2009 and became the first Registrar General of the High Court Of Meghalaya in 2013. His Lordship served as the District and Sessions Judge, Williamnagar in 2014 and District and Sessions Judge, Tura in 2015. His Lordship has been appointed as Member Secretary, Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority in 2015 and subsequent thereupon as the District and Sessions Judge, Shillong in July 2019. His Lordship was elevated and sworn in as Judge of the High Court Of Meghalaya on 15th November 2019.
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Published: Sep 18, 2017 - Last updated: Dec 01, 2021