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Hon’ble Dr. Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri

Completed Graduation in Science and Post Graduation in History from A. P. S. University, Rewa. Shifted to Delhi to obtain Bachelor of Law Degree from Delhi University in the year 1982. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in August 1982 and commenced practice of legal profession. Appointed as Standing Counsel (Civil) of State of Madhya Pradesh in October 1988 in the Supreme Court of India and continued as such till the date of elevation i.e. 5th May, 2005 to the High Court of Chhattisgarh, as Judge. Apart from appearing for the State of Madhya Pradesh, appeared for M.P. State Electricity Board, Delhi Transco Ltd., Gujarat State Electricity Board, various corporations and authorities in the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts. Had an opportunity to appear in important cases in Constitutional Law, Taxation, Service Law, Writ Petitions, etc. Also participated in Arbitration. Some of the leading cases are:

Presidential reference on Dissolution of Legislative
Assemblies, Abolition of State Administrative Tribunal, River Water Dispute, T.N. Godavarman (Forest matters), Child Labourers case, All India Judges case, etc. Attended and delivered lectures in SAARC Law Conference in 1996 at Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Biennial LAWASIA Conference in 1997 at Manila, Philippines; the Biennial LAWASIA Conference in 1999 at Seoul, Korea; and UIA Conference held at New Delhi. Travelled Europe, America and Far East countries. Assumed office as Judge of the Madras High Court on 26th September, 2013.  Further, assumed office as the Acting Chief Justice, Madras High Court on 13-2-2014 and continued as such till 25th July, 2014.  Was also the Chancellor of the National Law University, Trichi during this period. Nominated as the Executive Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority on 21st November, 2013 and continued thereon till his transfer as Judge to the Sikkim High Court, wherein he assumed office on 23-5-2016 as first Puisne Judge of the Sikkim High Court. On assumption of office as Judge, was appointed as Acting Chief Justice and continued as such till 27-5-2016 and thereafter assumed charge of the Office of the Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim as the Acting Chief Justice w.e.f. 7-7-2016.

Assumed the charge of the office of the Hon’ble Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim in the forenoon of 22-9-2016. He was conferred with D.Litt in Law on 17-11-2016

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