Bhopal district was carved out of the erstwhile Sehore District of Bhopal Division vide M.P. Govt. Notification No. 2477/1977/Sa/One/ dated 13th September, 1972.
The Bhopal District was officially carved out of the Sehore District on 2nd October, 1972. After separation from Sehore, the District and Sessions Court was established in Bhopal and its building was situated at Shahjahanabad. In 2005, a new Court building was inagurated at Arera Hills, Bhopal. This Court, spread over, approximate 7 acres, is a splendid work of architecture, hailed as one of the best Court buildings not only in India but also in Asia.