Dharmadhikari made the announcement when the lawyer, Mathew Nedumpara, mentioned a petition asking for the court to hear it next week
Mumbai: Senior Bombay High Court judge, Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari, has resigned from his “judgeship”. Dharmadhikari was due to be elevated as the Chief Justice of another High Court.
On November 14, 2003, Justice Dharmadhikari was made a judge of the Bombay High Court
According to the reports, he told a lawyer in his court on Friday that he has tendered his resignation. However, he did not specify the reason.
Dharmadhikari made the announcement when the lawyer, Mathew Nedumpara, mentioned a petition asking for the court to hear it next week.
“I have demitted the office. Today is my last day,” Justice Dharmadhikari told in the court.
Later on, Nedumpara said, “When the judge said he has resigned, I initially thought he said it in a lighter vein. He is a very senior judge and his resignation comes as a shock,”
Justice Dharmadhikari born in a lawyer’s family has handled almost all types of civil and constitutional cases. According to Bombay High Court’s website, he has represented leading banks, financial institutions, corporate houses, and multinational firms.
Dharmadhikari is associated with the Legal Aid Movement and the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa as a member of the Disciplinary Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Studies on Law, University of Mumbai.