New HC judge to focus on clearing pending cases

Vaish takes oath as judge

SHILLONG: The new judge of the High Court of Meghalaya, Justice Ved Prakash Vaish, on Monday asserted that his primary focus would be to clear the backlog of pending cases in the High Court.
Justice Vaish, who was sworn in as judge of the High Court of Meghalaya by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, said he did not know how many criminal cases, writ petitions and PILs were pending in the court, but added that disposing the cases would be his priority.
He also said he would try his best to address all the issues presented before the court.
The swearing in ceremony was attended by officials from the State government, Police department, senior lawyers and family members.
Justice Vaish was born on June 27, 1959 and finished his schooling from Delhi in 1975. After graduating from Delhi University, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 1984 and was enrolled as    an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1984 and started practice on the civil side in District Courts and Delhi High Court.
After practicing for about 13 years he decided to join the Judicial Services and got selected in Delhi Higher Judicial Service in 1997 in which he secured second rank. He was later posted as Additional Sessions Judge (NDPS) in the years 2000-2003 and as a Special Judge (CBI) in the year 2006 where he dealt with the cases under The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
He was later appointed as Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Delhi and then was also appointed as Registrar General, High Court of Delhi in November 2010 and worked as such till his elevation. He was elevated as an additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on April 17, 2013.

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