Six new judges were sworn-in as additional judges of the Bombay High Court on Monday.
The new additional judges include Anuja Prabhudesai who is the first woman judge to be appointed this year. She was a lower court judge in Goa.
With these appointments, the strength of judges in the high court stands at 66 now, whereas the sanctioned strength is 75. With Prabhudesai, the number of women judges in the high court stands at seven.
This is the second round of appointment in the high court this year. In January, the high court got five judges.
The six new judges who took oath on Monday are Anil Menon, Chrandrakanth Bhadang, Vishwas Jadhav, Ananta Badar, Pukhraj Bora, besides Prabhudesai.
Among other new judges, Bora was a registrar in the Supreme Court between 2010 and 2012, Badar was the principal district judge in Pune, Bhadang was the registrar general of the Bombay high court and Jadhav a district judge.
Only Menon comes from the bar. He has been a lawyer practising at the high court in Mumbai, mostly handling intellectual property rights cases.