Supreme Court Collegium recommends Bhatkal's Nagendra Naik as High Court Judge for third time

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 5th September 2021, 9:00 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended advocate Nagendra Naik of Bhatkal for the third time as a Karnataka High Court judge.

It may be recalled that in October 2019, the Supreme Court Collegium presented the names of eight lawyers as High Court judges, including the name of Advocate Nagendra Naik of Bhatkal. But the central government ignored only Nagendra Naik's name from the list.  Then for the second time in March 2021, the Collegium had recommended to the Central Government to appoint Nagendra Naik as a High Court Judge, where even then the government had ignored it. Meanwhile, on April 24, 2021, after reconsidering the appointment of a judge, six lawyers, including Nagendra Naik, were ordered to take up the post of judge within four weeks. But this time too, the central government ignored the names of Nagendra Naik of Bhatkal and KK Pal of Kerala out of the six lawyers.

It is learned that the name of Nagendra Naik has been included in the recommendation sent for the appointment of new judges on September 1. Now it remains to be seen what the central government will do with the Collegium's recommendation this time.

Nagendra Naik graduated from Anjuman College in Bhatkal and then pursued LLB from Bangalore. He has been practicing in the High Court for the last 28 years. If the central government accepts the recommendation this time, Nagendra Naik will be Bhatkal's first lawyer to reach the post of High Court judge.

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