Celebrating 150 years of High Court of Bombay
An exhibition which has been organised to celebrate the occasion of Post-Centenary Golden Jubilee of the establishment of the Bombay High Court was inaugurated on Monday.
The High Court of Bombay is one of the oldest high courts in the country and it has Appellate Jurisdiction over the State of Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli; and in addition to the Principal Seat at Bombay, it has benches at Aurangabad, Nagpur and Panaji.
The exhibition which was inaugurated at the hands of the Justice A P Lavande, Senior Judge, High Court of Bombay at Goa, will be open till April 15, in the Conference Hall of the High Court of Bombay at Goa, Panaji.
The High Court had an Original as well as an Appellate Jurisdiction the former derived from the Supreme Court, and the latter from the Sudder Diwani and Sudder Foujdari Adalats, which were merged in the High Court. The Charter of High Court of Bombay was issued on June 26, 1862 and the Bombay High Court was inaugurated on August 14, 1862. With the establishment of the High Court the Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and Code of Civil Procedure were enacted into law. [NT]