Madan Lokur

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Justice
Madan Bhimrao Lokur
Judge, Supreme Court of India
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 June 2012
Appointed by President of India
Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court
In office
15 November 2011 – 3 June 2012
Personal details
Born 31 December 1953
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Modern School, New Delhi
St. Joseph's Collegiate, Allahabad
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Profession Judge
Website Official website

Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur (Hindi: मदन भीमराव लोकूर; b. 31 December 1953) is a judge of the Supreme Court of India.[1]

Career[edit]

Justice Lokur was enrolled at the Bar in 1977 and practised in the Supreme Court of India and at the Delhi High Court. He qualified the prestigious Advocate-on-Record (AoR) examination and was enrolled as an AoR of the Supreme Court in 1981.

He was designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1997 and appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India on 14 July 1998 and continued as such till appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 19 February 1999 and Permanent Judge of that High Court on 5 July 1999.

He also functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from 13 February 2010 to 21 May 2010 before being transferred as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 24 June 2010 to 14 November 2011 and High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 15 November 2011 to 3 June 2012.

He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4 June 2012.[1]

Notable judgements and decisions[edit]

Minority sub-quota[edit]

Main article: Reservation in India

In May 2012, Andhra Pradesh High Court Divisional Bench consisting of Chief Justice Madan Lokur and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar struck down Govt of India's decision to allocate 4.5% sub-quota (within the 27% Other Backward Classes quota) for minorities. The bench held that the sub-quota was on based on religion and not on any other intelligible consideration.[2][3] The court criticised the decision by saying, "In fact, we must express our anguish at the rather casual manner in which the entire issue has been taken up by the central government."[4]

Illegal mining scam[edit]

Main article: Mining scam in India

As the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice Lokur suspended Special CBI Judge T Pattabhirama Rao and ordered his prosecution in a Mining scam case relating to the Reddy brothers. The complaint against the judge was that he granted bail to G. Janardhana Reddy after receiving a bribe.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur". Supreme Court of India. Archived from the original on 17 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh High Court rejects Centre's 4.5% minority sub-quota". Economic Times. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Andhra HC strikes down minorities sub-quota". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "HC Quashes Centre's 4.5% Sub-Quota for Minorities". 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Justice Lokur elevated to Supreme Court". Zee news. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013.