Husband, Wife Sworn In As High Court Judges On Same Day

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday witnessed a rare occasion of a husband and wife taking oath as judges together.

Justice Murali Shankar Kuppuraju and Justice Thamilselvi T Valayapalayam, who took oath as HC judges along with eight others, are a couple, Live Law reported.

In his welcome address to the newly sworn-in judges, Advocate General Vijay Narayan said it is the first time in the history of Madras High Court that a husband and wife have been sworn in as judges on the same day.

Justice Kuppuraju, who was earlier serving as the Principal District and Sessions Judge at Tiruchi, and Justice Valayapalayam, who was posted as the Registrar (Judicial) at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, were married in 1996.

Last year, a husband-wife duo was sworn in as judges on the same day in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They are Justice Vivek Puri and Justice Archana Puri.

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