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Tripura gets new standing counsellor in Supreme Court

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AGARTALA, April 5 - Shubhajit Roy, who is currently acting as the standing counsellor of Assam in the Supreme Court, has been made the State�s standing counsellor in the apex court, replacing Gopal Singh.

The new Advocate General of Tripura, Arun Kanti Bhowmik, today confirmed the appointment. He added that a delegation of the High Court Bar Association comprising himself, president Subrata Sarkar and general secretary Dilip Nath met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to apprise him of the problems in the courts.

�We pointed out to the Chief Minister that we have only two judges in the High Court and so a division bench cannot be constituted since there are two vacancies which need to be filled up immediately,� he said. Around 3,500 cases have been pending in the High Court of Tripura.

In reply, the Chief Minister assured that he would take up the matter with the Union Law Ministry, said the Advocate General. Bhowmik also said that many assistant public prosecutors (APPs) as well as the Public Prosecutor in the High Court had tendered resignation after the change of government in the State and as a stopgap arrangement new appointments would be made soon.

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Tripura gets new standing counsellor in Supreme Court

AGARTALA, April 5 - Shubhajit Roy, who is currently acting as the standing counsellor of Assam in the Supreme Court, has been made the State�s standing counsellor in the apex court, replacing Gopal Singh.

The new Advocate General of Tripura, Arun Kanti Bhowmik, today confirmed the appointment. He added that a delegation of the High Court Bar Association comprising himself, president Subrata Sarkar and general secretary Dilip Nath met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to apprise him of the problems in the courts.

�We pointed out to the Chief Minister that we have only two judges in the High Court and so a division bench cannot be constituted since there are two vacancies which need to be filled up immediately,� he said. Around 3,500 cases have been pending in the High Court of Tripura.

In reply, the Chief Minister assured that he would take up the matter with the Union Law Ministry, said the Advocate General. Bhowmik also said that many assistant public prosecutors (APPs) as well as the Public Prosecutor in the High Court had tendered resignation after the change of government in the State and as a stopgap arrangement new appointments would be made soon.

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