Prior to the separation of the Judiciary from the Executive, civil and criminal powers were exercised by the Deputy Commissioner and the Assistants to the Deputy Commissioner. The Court of the District and Sessions Judge, South Garo Hills District, Baghmara was established and jointly inaugurated on 17th of December 2020 by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya, Shri Biswanath Sommader and Shri James Sangma, the Hon’ble Law Minister, Government of Meghalaya in the August presence of other dignitaries.
Shri I. Rymbui was appointed as the first District and Sessions Judge, Shri. T.T.M Sangma as the first Chief Judicial Magistrate, Smti. R.D.K Sangma as the first Judicial Magistrate First Class of the District.