SHILLONG, Nov 19: Hamarasan Sing Thangkhiew was on Monday sworn in as a judge of the Meghalaya High Court.
Thangkhiew was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir in the premises of the Meghalaya High Court.
With his swearing in Thangkhiew thus becomes the first Khasi Judge of the Meghalaya High Court.
The Meghalaya High Court was established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas Act of 1971.
Earlier, a bench of the Gauhati High Court had jurisdiction over the state of Meghalaya.
Thangkhiew completed his schooling from St Edmund’s, graduated from St Edmund’s College with honours in Economics (1987) and completed his LLB from Delhi University in 1990.
He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court in 2010.
Others who were present at the oath taking ceremony of Thangkhiew were Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, Chief Secretary Yeshi Tsering.