Sonitpur District Judiciary
EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE SUBORDINATE COURTS IN THE SONITPUR DISTRICT JUDICIARY CREATION OF JUDGESHIP :
On 14–8–1967, undivided Darrang District and Sessions Judge Court was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. K. Dutta, the then Chief Justice of Hon’ble Gauhati High Court. Mr. U. N. Rajkhowa was posted as first District and Sessions Judge of Darrang District. On 31–10–1985, the Darrang District was divided in two parts. One is Sonitpur District and other is Darrang District.
PRESENT POSITION REGARDING COURT’S ACCOMMODATION EXISTING COURT BUILDING AT TEZPUR :
Presently there are two Court Buildings in Tezpur Sub-Division, one is New R.C.C. Court Building and the other is Old Assam-Type Court Building. The new R.C.C. Court Building was inaugurated by the former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. K. Goel on 9-2-2013. The new R.C.C. Court Building accommodates the courts and offices of the District and Sessions Judge, the Additional District and Sessions Judge No.1, the Additional District and Sessions Judge No.2, Civil Judge and Assistant Sessions Judge, Munsiff No.1 and Munsiff No.2 respectively. The old Assam-Type Court Building accommodates the Courts and offices of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sub-Divisional judicial Magistrate (S) and other Judicial Magistrates. In addition, the Old Court Building has one Medical Clinic and one Conference room.
EXISTING COURT BUILDING AT BISWANATH CHARIALI:
There is one two storied RCC building at Biswanath Chariali Sub–Divisional Judicial Court accommodating all the three Courts namely of, (1) Additional District and Sessions Judge (FTC), (2) Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (M) and (3) Munsiff -cum- Judicial Magistrate 1st Class.
NEW COURT BUILDING AT GOHPUR :
The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (M) Court building was inaugurated by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, on 23-07-2014, in the building “Swahid Bhawan” at Gohpur and presently the said building is accommodating the Courts of (1) Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (M) and (2) Munsiff -cum- Judicial Magistrate 1st Class.