Judges at Mandi
DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE
Sh. Rakesh Kainthla
Born on 23 rd May, 1968 at Shimla. Passed Matriculation examination from D.A.V. School, Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla in 1984. Graduated from Government Degree College, Sanjauli, Shimla. Passed L.L.B. from Department of Law, H.P. University, Shimla in 1991. Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh in 1991. Practiced in the Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, District Courts, H.P. Administrative Tribunal and other Courts at Shimla. Stood first in Himachal Judicial Service Examination conducted in 1995 and joined as Sub Judge on 7th August, 1995. Served as Sub Judge, Rohru, Rajgarh, Nalagarh and Theog. Promoted as Civil Judge (Senior Division) on 20th March, 2004. Designated as A.C.J.M. and was appointed as Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-ACJM at Jawali. Served as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hamirpur and Sirmour at Nahan. Promoted as Presiding Officer, Fast Track Court, on 12th November, 2009 and remained posted as such at Kullu, from November, 2009 to October, 2010. Stood first in Limited Competitive Examination of Judicial Officers and was appointed as Additional District & Sessions Judge. Remained posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Mandi, from October, 2010 to June, 2012. Was appointed as President, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, and remained posted as such at Kangra at Dharamshala from June, 2012 to May, 2014. Joined as Director, Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy on 19th May, 2014. Relinquished the charge of Director, Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy on 24th November, 2017 to join the post of District & Sessions Judge (Leave/Training Reserve) in the Hon’ble High Court of H.P. Shimla. Thereafter, transferred and remained posted as District & Sessions Judge, Hamirpur, from 29.12.2018 to 05.08.2021. Joined as District & Sessions Judge, Mandi in the forenoon of 09.08.2021.
DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE, FAMILY COURT, MANDI, H.P.
Sh. D.R. Thakur
Born on 25-03-1963 at village Bachoot, Tehsil Banjar, District Kullu,H.P. Did B.Sc. (Non Medical) from Govt. Degree College Kullu in the year 1984 and passed out LLB 3 years course from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in the year 1989. Practised in Civil Criminal and Revenue matters in District Court Shimla and Kullu for 6 years. Appointed as Sub Judge/Civil Judge in the year 1996 and remained posted in Court No. 4 and 3 at Shimla, Baijnath and Dalhousie up to 2006. Thereafter promoted and remained posted as Senior Civil Judge -cum- ACJM Sarkaghat, District Mandi, H.P w.e.f. 15.05.2006 to 26.10.2009 . Thereafter posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kinnaur at Rekong-Peo w.e.f 6.11.2009 to 12.07.2010 and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mandi, H.P. w.e.f 21.07.2010 upto 12.06.2012. Promoted and appointed as Presiding Officer, Fast Track Court (Addl. District and Sessions Judge), Kangra at Dharamshala and joined on 19.06.2012 and remained posted there upto 23.04.2014. Thereafter on transfer posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge, Court No II, Mandi from 25.04.2014 till 17.12.2014 and Additional District and Sessions Judge Court No-I, Mandi w.e.f 18.12.2014 to 03.02.2016. Thereafter Promoted as District and Sessions Judge and posted as first Chairman of H.P. Waqf Tribunal at Dharamshala w.e.f 04.02.2016 to 29.08.2016. Remained posted as District and Sessions Judge Una on w.e.f 01.09.2016 to 09.08.2021 and District and Sessions Judge (Forests) Shimla w.e.f 12.08.2021 to 20.09.2021. Presently, posted as District and Sessions Judge, Family Court, Mandi and joined as such on 27.09.2021.
ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE-I
Sh. Harish Sharma
Born on 28.10.1976 at Shimla, District Shimla, H.P. Passed matriculation examination from S.D Senior Secondary, Shimla in the year 1993. Passed B.A. in the year 1999 and L.L.B from H.P. University, Shimla in the year 2003. Enrolled as an Advocate, Distrct Bar Association, Shimla and Bar Assoociation High Court of Himachal Pradesh practiced in Civil, Criminal and Revenue cases. Joined as Additional District & Sessions Judge-1 Mandi, Distroct Mandi, H.P. on 12.01.2021.
ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE-II
Sh. Pankaj Sharma
Born on 01.08.1974 at Chandigarh. Passed matriculation from S.D.S.E Senior Secondary School Patiala(Pb) in the year 1989. Passed graduation in the year 1994 from Multani Mal Modi College Patiala. Passed LL.B in the year 1997 from Punjabi University Patiala. Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in the year 1997. Started practice as an Advocate in District Courts Patiala and practiced in Civil, Criminal and Revenue matters till June 2020. Appointed as Additional District & Sessions Judge by the Hon'ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 18.06.2020. Posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge-II Mandi, H.P. on 11.01.2021 and thereafter, remained posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court(POCSO) from 04-08-2021 to 29-11-2021(F.N.).Now assumed charge as Additional District and Sessions Judge-II.Mandi on 29-11-2021(A.F.).
ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE, FAST TRACK COURT(POCSO)
CHIEF JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE
Sh. Rajinder Kumar
Born on 20-09-1974 at Sundarnagar, District Mandi, HP. Did Matriculation and Plus two from Government Senior Secondary School Talai, District Bilaspur. Passed LLB from HP University Shimla in June, 1999. Did one year PGDCA (Post Graduation Diploma in Computer Application). Remained posted at Rohru, Badsar, Mandi, Palalmpur, Chamba and presently posted at Mandi, HP as Senior Civil Judge -cum- Chief Judicial Magistrate on 29-12-2018.
SENIOR CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-ACJM, COURT NO.1
Ms. Akshi Sharma
Born on 29th March, 1984, completed B.A.(Law) in 2004 L.L. B in 2006. Enrolled with H.P. High Court Bar Association in 2007. Got selected in H.P. Judicial Services in 2008 and was appointed in June 2010. In the meanwhile also Post Graduated in Law from Kurukshetra university in January, 2010. Joined as Civil Judge(Jr. Division)-cum-JM, Court No. 8, Shimla on 10-01-2011 and thereafter, Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Court No. 5, Shimla. Thereafter, remained posted as Civil Judge(Jr. Divison)-cum-JMIC, Court No.2 Dehra, Civil Judge-cum-JMIC, Court No. 4, Shimla and Civil Judge-cum-JMIC, Court No. 3, Shimla. Thereafter, promoted as Sr. Civil Judge and remained posted as Secretary, District Legal Serves Authority, Bilaspur from March, 2018 to August 2021. Now Posted as Sr. Civil Judge-cum-ACJM Court No. I, Mandi since 11-08-2021.
SECRETARY, DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY, MANDI
Sh. Surya Prakash
Born on 8th December, 1978 at Shoghi, Tehsil District Shimla H.P. Passed Matriculation and +2 Examination from Govt. Senior Secondary School, Shoghi. Did B.Com from H.P. University, Evening College, Shimla, passes LLB in the year 2006 from H.P. University Shimla and LLM from Kurukshetra University in the year 2018 .Thereafter Practiced as an Advocate in the District Court, Shimla. Selected in the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Examination held in the year 2008 and posted as Civil Judge (Junior Division )-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Court No.4 Hamirpur, H.P. Thereafter, remained posted as Civil Judge(Junior Division)-Cum-Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Court No.2 Hamirpur, Karsog and Chachiot at Gohar. On transfer, Joined as Mobile Traffic Magistrate, Hamirpur and Bilaspur at Hamirpur and remained posted there as such till 04.05.2016 and on promotion Joined as Civil Judge(Senior Division)-Cum- -Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dehra Distt. Kangra, Kangra H.P. Thereafter, transferred and remained posted as such at Sub-Divisional Court Theog, Shimla, from March, 2018 to August, 2021. Presently posted as Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Mandi, since 10th August, 2021.
MOBILE TRAFFIC MAGISTRATE, MANDI & KULLU, H.P.
Sh. Prateek Gupta
Born in the family of Sh. Vijay Kumar Gupta and Smt. Sunita Gupta in Chandigarh. Did B. Com from D.A.V College, Chandigarh and thereafter did L.L. B from Department of Law, Panjab University in the year 2012. Did L.L.M from Kurukhestra University. On being selected in Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services in the year 2014 joined on December 2014. After undergoing training at Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy, Shimla, H.P., posted as Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate Court no 2, Dehra, District Kangra. Now assumed charge as Mobile Traffic Magistrate, Mandi and Kullu at Mandi on 16.11.2021.
CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-JMFC, COURT NO.2
Smt. Abha Chauhan
Born to Mr. Balveer Singh Chauhan and Mrs. Sushma Chauhan, originally belongs to Rohru Tehsil, District Shimla, H.P. Passed matriculation from Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla and Higher Secondary Education from Chapslee School, Shimla. Thereafter, obtained B.A.L.L.B (Hons.) Degree from University Institute of Legal Studies, H.P.U, Shimla in the year 2010. Completed L.L.M Degree with gold medal in the year 2012 and also qualified UGC-NER (Law) with JRF in the same year. Joined H.P. Judicial Academy, Shimla on 21.12.2013 after qualifying H.P. Judicial Services Examination, 2013 for induction training programe. Assumed charge as Civil Judge-cum-JMIC at Court no 2, District Court, Solan on 24-04-2014. On transfer, thereafter, assumed charge as Civil Judge-cum-JMIC Court no 5, Shimla on 05-11-2016. Thereafter, got transferred and posted as Civil Judge-cum-JMIC Court no 4, Shimla and assumed charge as such on 11.07.2017. Subsequently, got again transferred as Civil Judge-cum-JMIC at Court no 5, Shimla and on further transfer to Court of Civil Judge-cum-JMIC Court no 4, Shimla, assumed charge as such on 16.04.2019. Thereafter, on transfer, assumed charge as Civil Judge-cum-JMFC, Court no 2, Mandi H.P. on 16.01.2021.
CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-JMFC, COURT NO.3
DR. PUSHP LATA
She is born in the family of Sh. Joginder Singh and Smt. Chanchla Devi, village Kulakar, Distt. Kangra HP. Did matriculation and 10+2 from Govt. Girls. Sr. Secondary School, Kathunangal Amirtsar and LL.B(Professional) in 2011, from Panjab University Chandigarh. Did LL.M(Hons.) from Guru Nanak Dev University Amirtsar in 2013 and got appreciation award from the university by securing second position. Cleared UGC-NET exam in 2012 and was awarded with “Junior Research Fellowship” by University Grants Commission in 2012. Got enrolled for PhD. in laws in 2013 and was conferred Doctorate Degree in 2017, while in service. Cleared Himachal Pradesh Judicial services in 2016 and joined as such in April, 2017. Served as Civil Judge-cum-JMIC Court No. 2, Dehra till July 14, 2019. On transfer remain posted as Civil Judge(Leave/Training) Reserve, High Court , HP, till 18th November, 2019. Presently posted as Civil Judge-cum-JMFC, Court No. 3, Mandi(HP) since 20th November, 2019.
CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE, COURT NO.4
Sh. Sumit Thakur
Born in the family of Sh. Ramesh Thakur and Smt. Kamlesh Thakur in Village Lagroo, Tehsil and Distt. Shimla, H.P. Did matriculation and 10+2 from Chapslee School, Shimla. Did B.A.L.L.B (Hons.) from University Institute of Legal Studies, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, H.P.. Did L.L.M from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala Punjab. On being selected in Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services in the year 2019, joined on August 2019. After undergoing training at Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy, Ghandal, Shimla, H.P., posted as Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate Court no 4, Mandi on 12.01.2021
Judges at Sundernagar
ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE, SUNDERNAGAR
Ms. Anuja Sood
Born in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Did 10+2 from Punjab School Education Board Chandigarh, Graduated with Honours from Punjab University Chandigarh and thereafter obtained degree of Law from H.P. University in the year 1995. Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh and practiced in Courts at Mandi, Chamba and Dharmshala apart from appearing before the Administrative Tribunal at Mandi and Shimla. Selected in Judicial Services in the year 2000 and remained posted as Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate at Mandi, Nadaun, Hamirpur and in Shimla as Civil Judge Senior Division, before being transferred and posted as Civil Judge (Senior Division) Theog. Remained posted as Deputy Director in Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy, Shimla from 27.08.2013 to 30.06.2015 and thereafter as Chief Judicial Magistrate at solan. Joined as Additional Secretary(Law) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh on 05.05.2016. Being a Judicial Officer handled civil, criminal, rent matters apart from handling the cases of Juveniles in conflict with law. While serving as Judicial Officer. Passed L.L.M. examination from Kurukshetra University in December, 2010. Remained Executive Member & Joint Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Officers Association. Also remained Assistant Editor of Indian Law Reporter (HP Series). Thereafter, remained posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Rampur Bushahr in Kinnaur Civil and Sessions Division. Now on transfer, joined as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Sundernagar, District Mandi H.P on 13th August, 2021
SENIOR CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-ACJM,SUNDERNAGAR,COURT NO.1
Ms. Divya Jyoti Patial
Born on 1st June 1983 at Sarkaghat, District Mandi. Passed matriculation from Dayanand Public School, Shimla. Did graduation from St. Bede's College, Shimla and passed LLB from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh in 2008. She completed her LL.M from Kurukshetra University through correspondence. Stood First in Himachal Judicial Services Examination conducted in 2009 and after undergoing training at H.P. Judicial Academy, Shimla joined as Civil Judge (Junior Division) on 17th July, 2010 at Hamirpur(HP). Thereafter, remained posted as such at Una, Nurpur and Nalagarh. On promotion Senior Civil Judge-cum-(ACJM), joined as Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Hamirpur, H.P. on 12.03.2018 and remained posted as such till July, 2021. Now on transfer, joined as Senior Civil Judge-cum-ACJM, Sundernagar, District Mandi on 10th August, 2021.
CIVIL JUDGE-CUM-JMFC,SUNDERNAGAR,COURT NO.2
Ms. Eeshani Sharma
Born on 8 th January 1991 at Shimla in the family of Sh. Arvind Sharma and Smt. Rajni Sharma. Did matric from Sacred Heart Convent School Tara Hall Shimla in the year 2006 and thereafter completed Higher Secondary Education from St. Bede’s College Shimla in the year 2009. In the year 2014, I completed my under graduation integrated Course B.A./L.L.B from UILS, Avalodge, Shimla and then qualified L.L.M from H.P. University in the year 2016. Thereafter I briefly joined Hon’ble Justice Mr. Sandeep Sharma at High Court of H.P as a law clerk-cum-Research Assistant in the year 2016. I joined H.P. Judicial Service on 12 th January 2019. After doing induction training at Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy, 16 Mile Shimla. I assumed charge as Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate Court -II Dehra on 17.06.2019.Thereafter, on transfer, assumed charge as Civil Judge-cum-JMFC, Court no 2, Sundernagar, H.P. on 09.08.2021.