Chhattisgarh Highcourt - Sitting Judges


Sitting Judges

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta (Chief Justice)
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prashant Mishra
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal
Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy Hon'ble Mr. Justice Chandra Bhushan Bajpai
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant Hon'ble Mr. Justice Anil Kumar Shukla










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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta :-

Born on 7th May, 1955 in Nurpur in Kangra District in a family of lawyers. His Lordship's father late Sh. M. R. Gupta was a leading Advocate of Shimla, who practiced at the Himachal Bench of the Delhi High Court. Continuing the family tradition, His Lordship got Law degree from the Delhi University in 1978 and started practicing in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh from 1978 and continued till 2004. During this period His Lordship handled various types of cases relating to Constitutional, Civil, Corporate and Insurance matters. Remained the standing counsel of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation, Himachal Pradesh Housing Board and New India Assurance Companies in the High Court. Also remained Secretary, H.P. High Court Bar Association in 1982-83, Vice President in 1993-94 and the President in 2002-03. Elevated as Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and administered the oath of office on 4th of October, 2004. His Lordship remained Acting Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court twice, i.e. from 03.06.2007 to 10.07.2007 and thereafter from 24.11.2007 to 09.12.2007. Justice Gupta headed the Green Bench in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. His Lordship has delivered a number of landmark judgments on issues relating to protection of Environment and Ecology, Taxation, Criminal Cases, Civil matters etc.

His Lordship remained the Administrative Judge of various Divisions in the State of H.P. like Shimla, Solan, Kinnaur, Mandi and the biggest Division namely, Kangra.

His Lordship was the Executive Chairman of the H.P. State Legal Services Authority for three years and ensured that the benefit of the legal aid movement reaches the poor and needy.

His Lordship was invited by the French National Center for Scientific Research at Paris to deliver lectures.

His Lordship remained the President of the H.P. Judicial Academy, Shimla for more than three years. Due to the keen interest shown by His lordship in the working of the Academy, a new Academy Campus is coming up. His Lordship also headed the committee on computerization of the Courts in Himachal Pradesh and the e-Court project.

His Lordship took oath as the first Chief Justice of Tripura High Court on 23.3.2013 thereafter His Lordship transferred and took oath as the Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court on 16.05.2016..


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker was born on 22.11.1961 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. His father late Dr. S.C.Diwaker was a prominent educationist, follower of Gandhian ideology and well known social figure of Jabalpur. Apart from being a sports-loving man, Hon'ble Justice Diwaker has throughout been a merit scholar. He did his graduation in 1981 from Rani Durgawati University,Jabalpur and completed LLB from the same university in the year 1984.

He started his career as an advocate in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1984 from the office of Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.M.Dharmadhikari (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India) and thereafter also worked with Hon'ble Shri Justice Ajit Singh. During his legal career he dealt with constitutional, civil and criminal matters. He had been the Standing Counsel for Steel Authority of India Limited, State Bank of India, Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI, Madhya Pradesh State Financial Corporation, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Raipur Dugdh Sangh, Central Board of Secondary Education and several other municipal corporations. In 1992, he also represented the State Government of Madhya Pradesh as Government Advocate. He was designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh in January 2005. He was a member of Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council for seven years and that of State Bar Council of Chhattisgarh for five years.

He assumed the office of Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on 31st March 2009.


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra :-

Born on August 29, 1964 at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh). Took B.Sc. and LL.B Degrees from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh). Enrolled as an Advocate on September 4, 1987. Practiced law in District Court at Raigarh, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with Civil, Criminal and Writ branches of law. Was designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh in January, 2005. Had been chairman of Chhattisgarh State Bar Council for a period of 2\BD years. Was appointed/co-opted Member of the Rule Making Committee of High Court of Chhattisgarh. Had been Chancellor's Nominee in the Executive Council of Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. Was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) as its Ex-Officio Member in the Executive Council. Served as Additional Advocate General for the state of Chhattisgarh from June 26, 2004 to August 31, 2007 and thereafter as Advocate General for the State from September 1, 2007 till elevation. Elevated as a Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on December 10, 2009.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava was born on 6th March, 1964 at Bilaspur. Did his schooling at Bilaspur, graduation (B.Sc.) from CMD College , Bilaspur and LL.B. with gold medal from K R Law College, Bilaspur. Was member of Board of Studies and Academic Council, Guru Ghasidas University , Bilaspur. Enrolled with the Bar Council of M.P., Jabalpur , on 05-10-1987 and practiced at District Court, Raigarh, High Court. Was Standing Counsel for Department of Income-tax, Muncipal Council, Raipur and Chhattisgarh State Electricity Organisations, Corporations etc. and is associated with Rotary International. Designated as Senior Advocate on 31-01-2005 and elevated as Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 10-12-2009 .

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri :-

Born on 10th November, 1962 in the family of prominent lawyers S.K. Bhaduri (father) and P. Bhaduri (grand father). Did primary and middle schooling in Bengali Kalibadi School, Raipur and thereafter completed secondary education from St. Paul Higher Secondary, School, Raipur. Took B.Com., and LL.B degrees from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur. Recipient of gold medal in L.LB. Was associated with the Society which runs 3 colleges at Raipur namely Durga College, Vivekanand College and Law College founded by his grand father. Was also member of the Educational Society and also Regional Societies. Joined the law practice in the year 1985. Practiced law in various subordinate courts within the jurisdiction of Chhattisgarh and the erstwhile State of Madhya Pradesh as also High Court. Shifted to Bilaspur in the year 2000. Worked as Government Advocate and thereafter promoted as Deputy Advocate General in the office of Advocate General, Bilaspur and continued uptill 2003. Subsequently practiced on private side. Dealt with the matters of Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Company, Labour. Was standing counsel for C.B.I. Was also standing counsel for the Public Sector Undertakings - SAIL, NTPC, Banks and also several Private Corporate Bodies. Elevated as Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 16th September, 2013.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal :-

Born in the family of Mr. Virendra and Mrs. Chameli Agrawal at Ratanpur (Bilaspur) on July 15, 1965. Did schooling at Ratanpur. Became Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and Master of Laws from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. Enrolled as an Advocate on January 3, 1989. Practiced in District and Sessions Court at Bilaspur, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with various branches of law, especially Civil and Constitution. Was counsel for High Court of Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission, Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Bar Council of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Steel Authority of India Limited, State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Dena Bank, Municipal Corporations, Raipur and Bilaspur, many other Corporations, Boards and authorities of Government of Chhattisgarh and renowned corporate groups of India and Chhattisgarh. Was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) as Ex-Officio Member of its Executive Council, Indian Law Reports Committee (Chhattisgarh Series) as Member and Chhattisgarh Law Judgments (Chhattisgarh) as Member of its Editorial Board. Had been mediator under the Chhattisgarh C.P.C. Alternative Disputes Resolution and Mediation Rules, 2006. Served as Deputy Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from March 1, 2002 to February 29, 2004 and thereafter as Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from June 25, 2012 till elevation. Elevated as an Additional Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy :-

Born on April 30, 1967. Did his bachelors' degree in Commerce from G.S. College, Jabalpur, and Law degree from Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur. Enrolled as an Advocate in March 9, 1991.

Practiced on Civil, Constitutional and service & labour matters initially in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur till October, 2000 and subsequently in the High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur from November, 2000 till September, 2013.

Was a counsel for various public sectors undertakings, Banks as well as many private institutions like, South East Central Railway, Coal India Limited, South Eastern Coalfields Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, State Bank of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board etc., etc.

Was Government Advocate at the High Court of Chhattisgarh from 2002 to 2004. Also was Deputy Advocate General in 2005-06. Is also a member of the “Academic Council” of Hidayatulla National Law University, Raipur.

Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.



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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Chandra Bhushan Bajpai :-

Born on 14.10.1955. Did M.Sc. and L.L.B. and appointed as Civil Judge on 12.10.1981 and promoted as member of Higher Judicial Service in the year 1997. Worked as Dy. Secretary, Law and Legislative Affairs, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Adviser, State Bureau of Investigation of Economic Offences and Registrar, State Consumer Redressal Commission, Raipur. Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 27th January, 2014.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 29th September, 2016.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 29th September, 2016.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Anil Kumar Shukla :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 29th September, 2016.

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