HYDERABAD: Justice Ashutosh Mohunta and justice Dama Seshadri Naidu, judges of the High Court of Hyderabad have been transferred on Friday.
According to the ministry of law & justice, Justice Mohunta, seniormost judge of the High court, has been transferred to the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, while justice Seshadri Naidu, additional judge of the High Court, has been transferred to the Kerala High Court. President Pranab Mukherjee has directed both the judges to assume charge of their office on or before June 30.
Justice Mohunta was born on Feb 25, 1953 at Ajmer. He originally belongs to Sirsa in Haryana. He enrolled as an advocate in 1977 in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and started practice under his father late S C Mohunta who was the then Advocate General, Haryana. He was elevated as permanent judge of the Punjab and Haryana High court on July 2, 2001 and transferred to the High court of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge on Oct 28, 2010.
Justice Seshadri Naidu was born on June 19, 1962 at Ganganagunta near Tirupati. He was enrolled as an advocate in the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh in March 1997. Initially, he established his practise in Tirupati and later shifted to Hyderabad. He was elevated as additional judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Sept 21 last year.