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J&K HC, subordinate courts to close for winter vacation

Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir High Court have announced winter vacation for Srinagar and Jammu wings of the High Court as well as subordinate courts in Kashmir, Ladakh, and winter zones of Jammu.

The order in this regard was issued by the Registrar General of J&K High Court, Jawad Ahmed on December 23.

As per the order, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed for winter Vacation from January 1, 2021 to January 25, 2021 (both days inclusive). Moreover, the period commencing from 1st to 9th of January 2021 shall be ‘No Work Period’ for the High Court.

Court has also nominated judges for both wings of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir as vacation judges to hear all matters of urgent nature.

For the Jammu wing, the court has nominated Justice Sindhu Sharma as vacation judge for the period of 5 days from January 11, 2021, to January 16, 2021. Justice Rajnesh Oswal will be the vacation judge for 7 days from January 18 to 25.

For the Srinagar wing, Justice Sanjay Dhar will be the vacation judge from January 11 to 16 while Justice Puneet Gupta will be the vacation judge from January 18 to 25.

The subordinate courts of Kashmir province and the courts located in Kishtwar district, Judicial district Bhaderwah; Batote, Gool, Banihal and Ukhral in Ramban district and Bani in Kathua district of Jammu division as well as courts in the Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh/Kargil) shall observe 15 days winter vacation from January 1 to January 15.

The Principal District and Sessions Judges and Chief Judicial Magistrates of all concerned districts have been directed to make suitable arrangements for the disposal of urgent criminal cases arising during the said period.

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