Judge to retire in a week

Judge to retire in a week

Justice A R Joshi, who acquitted Salman Khan, is a well-read man with a wide range of interests. He is set to retire on December 18.

Joshi takes keen interest in drawing, painting and photography. As a science graduate, he has a wider understanding of technical issues. In fact, when he hears out the defence, prosecution and also the litigants, he bombards them with questions, which, at times, are difficult to answer. It’s Justice Joshi who led the court computerisation project.

He hails from Thane district. On February 10, 2009, he was elevated as additional judge, High Court of Judicature, Bombay.  The 62-year-old completed his graduation in Science (BSc) in 1974 from Ramnarian Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai. He completed his degree in law (LLB) in 1979 from Thane Law College. He joined the legal profession in October 1979, after getting Advocate Sanad from the Bar Council of Maharashtra.

As an advocate, he worked mainly in Thane District and dealt with civil, criminal and motor accident claim matters. From 2000 to September 2005, he was also appointed as a special judge under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for taking up matters investigated by the CBI. From September 2005 to June 2006, he was the registrar, Information Technology, in the Registry of High Court Bombay and dealt with the overall computerisation project within Maharashtra.

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