New Delhi: Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre, R Banumathi, Prafulla Chandra Pant and Uday Umesh Lalit today assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court's strength to 30, including Chief Justice R M Lodha.
Justices Pant, 62, Sapre, 59, and Bhanumati, 58, were the Chief Justices of the Meghalaya High Court, Gauhati High Court and Jharkhand High Court.
58-year-old Justice Lalit, who was a senior advocate and in the panel recommended by the Supreme Court collegium, has been elevated as an apex court judge from the bar.
The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court is 31, including the CJI.
The four judges were elevated to apex court and were administered the oath of office by CJI Lodha.