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Administrative Judge

Hon'ble Shri Justice R. Sudhakar.

(Administrative Judge - Ganderbal District Court)


Justice R. Sudhakar was born on 14.02.1959. He hails from PanapakkamVillage , Vellore District (Formerly North Arcot District), Tamil Nadu. 

Justice R. Sudhakar’s father, Late Shri Justice S. T. Ramalingam served as a Judge of the Madras High Court. Justice R. Sudhakar’s maternal grandfather, late Shri S.P.Sri Ram served as a District Judge and retired as Chairman of the Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal. 

Justice R. Sudhakar had his early schooling in Don Bosco MatriculationSchool , Egmore, Chennai and completed from St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School , Madurai . During his school days, he was an active member of the Boy’s Scout movement. He graduated from Loyola College , Chennai. He actively participated in sports, social and cultural activities both in School and in College. Justice R. Sudhakar was conferred a Degree in Law from MadrasLaw College . 

Justice R. Sudhakar was enrolled as an Advocate on 14.12.1983 and started practice as an associate of the Legal Luminary and Senior Advocate Shri Habibullah Badsha, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Public Prosecutor of Madras High Court, who has now retired from practice in view of the old age. The pedigree of the law firm is worth mentioning. Shri Habibullah Badsha was associated with Shri Govind Swaminadhan - Crown Prosecutor and former Advocate General, Tamil Nadu, who in turn was groomed by legal luminary of the Criminal Bar, Barrister late Shri V.L.Ethiraj, the Founder of Ethiraj College for Women.  Shri Govind Swaminadhan practised in the Supreme Court also and appeared as a Counsel in the famous Keshwa Nanda Bharti case.

Justice R. Sudhakar, practised in all branches of law and specialized in the field of Customs, Central Excise and Sales Tax Law. Besides, Madras High Court, he also practised/appeared in cases before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka High Court and Kerala High Court. He regularly appeared in matters before the Supreme Court of India as well. 

Justice R. Sudhakar hails from a family actively involved in freedom movement championed by the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi. His maternal great-grandfather late S.P.Ayyaswami Mudaliar, a well known Civil Engineer in the early twentieth century, took active part in the freedom movement. During the years 1939 and 1940 the family hosted several national leaders and freedom fighters like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at their palatial house “ GANDHI PEAK ” on Barathi Salai, Royapettah, Chennai, named in memory of the Father of our nation. 

Justice R. Sudhakar is committed to social welfare causes and social reforms. The empowerment of Advocates and their upliftment to bring the creed to its tall stature as it was during the freedom struggle, is his ambitious project. He takes keen interest in development Agri Horticulture and support activities for improvement of the natural resources. He is proactive in protection of Environment and Heritage. Promoting the cause of under privileged, protecting the differently abled people, senior citizens and their rights, is his vision. Social health and welfare issues are priorities in his judicial role. He is fond of Travelling, Sports, Music, Art and Cultural activities. He organized a two days’ programme of young Advocates on different parts of legal education in the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy . 

Justice R. Sudhakar was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 10.12.2005 and as a Permanent Judge on 20.04.2007.  In his career as a Judge of the Madras High Court spreading over a decade he decided 26196 Main Cases and 32943 Misc. Cases.  A number of judgments delivered by him are reported in various Law Journals published in different parts of the Country. 

On his transfer from the Madras High Court, Justice R. Sudhakar took the oath of the office of a Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on the 18th day of April, 2016, at 10.00 A.M.



Principal District & Sessions Judge

Mr. Raja Shujat Ali Khan
(Principal District & Sessions Judge - Ganderbal District Court)
# Name Designation
Mr. Mehraj-ud-din Sofi Chief Judicial Magistrate
Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Lone Munsiff
Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Lone Adl. Spl. Mobile Magistrate
Mr. Rafiq Ahmad Vakil Munsiff


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