Hyderabad: The minister of state for Home affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, wrote to the Union minister of law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on 26 August requesting him to increase the number of judges in the Telangana High Court.

In the letter, Mr. Kishan Reddy stated that 24 judges were sanctioned for the Telangana High Court but as of now there were only 14 judges, including the chief justice. “Owing to the increasing number of fresh cases being filed, there is a corresponding increase in the pendency of cases in the High Court,” he wrote.

Due to the number of pending cases and the rate of filing of new cases, even the sanctioned number of judges would not suffice to clear the pending cases, further burdening the judicial system and the public and leading to undue delay in disposal of cases, he informed the Union minister. He also said that this will have a huge impact on the justice delivery system leading to clogging of cases thereby causing hindrance in the deliverance of timely justice.

Mr. Kishan Reddy informed the Union minister that the High Court has more than sufficient infrastructure to accommodate 46 to 48 justices. He requested Mr. Prasad to increase the number of judges from the existing 24 to 42.

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