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District Court Of India

Anuppur

HISTORY OF DISTRICT & SESSION COURT,  ANUPPUR

About Anuppur-

Anuppur district was a part of erstwhile Rewa State. In 1948 Rewa State was merged in the new State of Madhya Pradesh. In 1952 Vindhya Pradesh was declared as a Part "C" State. On 11.11.1956 Vindhya Pradesh was merged in the present State of Madhya Pradesh.

Anuppur district is situated in the north eastern part of Madhya Pradesh. This district came into existence on 15th August, 2003 by re-organizing Shahdol district. This district is surrounded by Koria district (C.G.) in the east, Shahdol and Umaria districts in the west, Shahdol district in the North and Dindori district (M.P.) and Bilaspur district (C.G) in the south.

First Collector of this district was Shri Manish Rastogi and Shri G. Janardan was the first Superintendent of Police.

 Anuppur District & Session Court- Initially Anuppur was under territorial jurisdiction of Shahdol district. First of all, here Court of Civil Judge-II started as a Link Court which was started on 18th March, 1987. It was inaugurated by the then the Finance, Law and Legislative Minister Shri Ram Kishore Shukla and the then District & Session Judge, Shahdol district Shri R.K. Sharma. This Link Court was for 7 days only in a month. Shri S.P. Shukla was the the presiding officer of Link Court who was linked wiht Shahdol district court. Shri K.G. Sureka was the second presiding officer, who was linked this court from Rajendragram Tehsil Court. At present, Anuppur is a District Court and Rajendragram is a Tehsil Court of this District Court. Before becoming as a Regular Court here worked Shri R.K. Shriwastawa, Shri Ravi Kumar Nayak, Shri A.L. Joshi, Shri L.R. Thakur. Shri U.C. Mishra, Shri Jitendra Narayan Singh and Shri Y.K. Guru as a presiding office from Ragendragram Tehsil Court until November, 2005 consecutively.

There was no separate building of Link Court in Anuppur. Link Court was functioning in the building of Municipal Council, Anuppur which provided only one hall to the Court and which was divided into two parts in which in one part Court was sitting and another part was using as Nazarat. It functioned here until 06.04.08.

In November, 2005 Anuppur Court of Civil Judge was started as a regular court and Shri Jitendra Narayan Singh was posted as a first presiding officer of the regular court, who is posted here as a Chief Judicial Magistrate, Anuppur at present.

For sitting of Court of Civil Judge, building was provided by the Government Tulsi College. At present in which District & Session court is functioning. There is no separate building of court which would be designed as requirements of court. The Government Tulsi College was shifted in another building and vacant building was provided to the Court by the concerned authority. Possession of this building was taken on 20.12.07 and the Court started sitting in this building on 07.04.08 which was inaugurated by the then District & Session Judge, Shahdol Shri K.D. Khan.

Adjacent to the then Government Tulsi College, 2.41 acre of land was alloted to the Court on 11.12.07.  Total 2.86 acre of land is in the name of Court.

This building of Court is situated on the road from Anuppur to Jaitahri and near Tehsil Office of Anuppur.

This District came into existence on 15th August, 2003 by re-organizing Shahdol district but this District was recognized as a Civil District in 2009.

Shri Ravi Kumar Nayak was posted as a first Additional District & Session Judge, Anuppur vide Registry order no. 437/xksiuh;/2009-nks-2-1/09(Hkkx&,), Jabalpur, Dated 05.05.09 who joined here on 12.06.09, who is District & Session Judge, Anuppur at present from 5th October, 2016.

The Court of District Judge, Anuppur was established by Law and Legislative Affairs Department vide Notification No. 2846 F. 1-6/2009/XXI-B (one), dated 01.07.09 and in the pursuance of that notification Shri Ravi Kumar Nayak was posted as the first District & Session Judge of Anuppur civil district temporarily by the High Court vide order No. 662/xksiuh;/2009/nks-2-1/2009(Hkkx&,), Jabalpur, dated 13.07.09, who joined here on 15.07.09.

Smt. Asha Batnagar was the first regular District & Session Judge of this district who joined here on 20.07.09.

Two Tehsil Civil Courts are working under local jurisdiction of Anuppur District & Session Court namely Rajendragram Tehsil Court and Kotma Tehsil Court.

At present in Anuppur District & Session Court, there are 3 sanctioned posts for Additional District & Session Judge, 2 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-I and 3 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-II as per notification of Law and Legislative Affairs Department vide Notification No. Qk-dz- 15259 1-3-2012/21-B (one), Bhopal, dated 05.10.13.

Prominent Lawyers of District & Session Court-

The first Advocate of this court is Prem Narayan Sharma who was enrolled as an Advocate in the year of 1968 and also practicing in both civil and criminal side at present.

The second Advocate who enrolled in the year of 1980 as an Advocate is Chandrakant Patel and Santosh Agrawal who are also practicing in both civil and criminal side and appearing in a number of cases at present.

 Jagdish Pandey is president of District Bar Association at present.

Other eminent lawyers are Ashok Mishra, K.A. Prasad, Vasudeo Chaterjee, Santosh Singh Parihar, Ram Naresh Tripathi, Mukesh Tiwari, Smt. Sudha Sharma and Durgendra Singh Bhadoria who are appearing in a number of cases.

RAJENDRAGRAM TEHSIL COURT

Rajendragram Tehsil Court is the oldest court of this district. This Court was inaugurated by the then Hon'ble the Chief Justice of M.P. High Court Shri P.K. Tare on 17th August, 1975. This Court was linked with Shahdol district because then it was under the territorial jurisdiction of Shahdol district. The first presiding officer of this Link Court was Shri Santosh Gupta, Civil Judge-II. It was linked for 7 days in a month.

At present there are 1 sanctioned posts for Additional District & Session Judge, 1 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-I and 1 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-II as per notification of Law and Legislative Affairs Department vide Notification No. Qk-dz- 15259. 1-3-2012/21-B (one), Bhopal, dated 05.10.13.

 There is a Link Court of Additional District & Session Judge

 for 7 days in a month at present. The Link Court of Additional District & Session Judge has come into existence as per notification of High Court of M.P., Jabalpur, vide Notification No. B/5037/III-10-42/75, Jabalpur, dated 27.10.16 and Shri Pradeep Mittal was posted as the first presiding officer for holding Link Court.

Prominent Lawyers of this Court-

Prominent lawyers of this court are Heeralal Sharma, S.L. Jaiswal and Vinod Singh. Vinod Singh is President of Tehsil Bar Association.

 KOTMA TEHSIL COURT

Kotma Tehsil Court is the second oldest court of this district. This Court was started on 14.05.1983 and the first presiding officer of this court was Shri R.S. Rai, Civil Judge-II.

This court was running in the building of Janpad Panchayat, a tenanted premises, until 10 September, 1993. Thereafter, it was shifted in the building of Court which was inaugurated by the  Hon'ble the Justice of M.P. High Court Shri Gulab Gupta on 11th August, 1989.

The Court of Additional District & Session Judge was started here from 10.08.08 and the first presiding officer was Shri D.N.

 Shukla.

At present there are 2 sanctioned posts for Additional District & Session Judge, 1 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-I and 2 sanctioned posts for Civil Judge Class-II as per notification of Law and Legislative Affairs Department vide Notification No. Qk-dz- 15259. 1-3-2012/21-B (one), Bhopal, dated 05.10.13.

Prominent Lawyers of this Court-

Prominent lawyers of this court are Jugul Kishore Gupta and Rajendra Pratap Singh. Rajesh Soni is President of Tehsil Bar Association.