Kohima district is the capital of Nagaland. The first office of the Kohima District Judiciary was established in 1977 headed by K.N Tankha in the rank of Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Ex-Officio Additional Deputy Commissioner (J). It was only in the year 2008, after the Nagaland Judiciary was place under the administrative control of the Gauhati High Court, that the post of Additional Deputy Commissioner (J) was re-designated as Additional District and Session Judge. Presently four judicial officers are posted in Kohima.