Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta – A Legal luminary bids adieu to world.

Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta, sitting judge of J&K High Court passes away after a brief illness. His untimely demise has come as a bolt from blue to entire legal fraternity of the Union Territory.

Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta stood at the pinnacle of legal fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir with his illustrious career spanning nearly 16 years. Besides being a leading light of law in J&K, Justice Gupta was an inspiration to humanity loved and respected across spectrum.


Justice Sanjay Gupta, 59, is survived by his wife and one son and one daughter.

Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta was Born on 24.11.1961 did matriculation from Oriental Academy, Jammu in 1976 and after completing his graduation in medical science stream  from G.G.M Science College, Jammu in 1982 ventured in the field of law. Dp

A law graduate from University of Jammu, Justice Gupta enrolled as Advocate in Bar Council of Delhi in year 1986 to subsequently join Jammu Bar Association in the Chamber of S.S Lehar (Senior Advocate).

Described as ‘dear to all legal muses’ Justice Gupta attained the summit in all fields including criminal, civil, revenue , MACT etc in subordinate courts and before High Court of J&K.

Justice Sanajy Kumar Gupta who was selected as direct recruit in higher judicial service as District and Sessions Judge in year 2004 was subsequently posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge Doda.

He has served as District and Sessions Judge in various courts at Jammu, including 1st additional, 2nd additional, 3rd additional, additional District and Sessions judge and Principal District and Sessions Judge Jammu.

Justice Gupta also remained posted as 3rd and 4th additional District and sessions Judge Srinagar besides being a judicial member of special tribunal, J&K at Jammu.

He has also served as Judge forest tribunal Jammu and Kashmir, Principal District and Sessions Judge Leh, Principal District and sessions Judge, Rajouri.

Lastly he was posted as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jammu, from where his acumen led him to the elevation of a permanent judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir taking oath on 06.06.2017.

Epilogue prays the truth liberates Justice Sanjay Gupta, a man who upheld truth and righteousness in his entire glorious career




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