Justice Hima Kohli sworn in as Telangana chief justice

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, January 7 

Telangana got its first woman chief justice after Justice Hima Kohli was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court on Thursday.

She was earlier a sitting judge of Delhi High Court. The lady judge was administered the oath of office by Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at the Raj Bhavan. 

Among those who attended the swearing-in ceremony included Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), Union MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy, several Telangana ministers and other dignitaries. Justice Kohli succeeded Justice R S Chauhan, who has been transferred as Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court 

The 61-year-old is a post-graduate from Delhi University. She studied Law on the same campus and enrolled as Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1984. She was appointed as an additional judge of the High Court of Delhi in 2006 and took oath as a permanent judge in 2007. 

Chief minister Rao, who attended the swearing-in ceremony, complained of indisposition soon after the event and was taken to a local private hospital for various tests. He complained of sharp burning sensation in the lung region. 

According to the CM’s office, Chief Minister complained of burning sensation in his chest and his personal physician. Dr MV Rao and Pulmonologist Dr Navneet Sagar Reddy and Cardiologist Dr Pramod Kumar of Yashoda hospital examined him. The specialist suggested that he should undergo an MRI and CT scan.  

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