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Separate High Court For Andhra Pradesh And Telangana, TB Radhakrishnan Becomes The First Chief Justice Of Telangana HC

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| January 1 , 2019 , 15:29 IST

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh get its separate High court following the division of the High Court at Hyderabad on January 1 2019.

Thottathil B Radhakrishnan became the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.

The Telangana High Court registered its existence on the first day of 2019.

Since the formation of Telangana in 2014, the Hyderabad High Court had common jurisdiction over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Mr Radhakrishnan was administered the oath of office by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan in the city.

A large number of employees of the common high court who were allocated to the Andhra Pradesh High Court left for Vijayawada on Monday.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court at Vijayawada also comes into existence from today.

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu said on Wednesday, "the new Andhra Pradesh HC would formally start functioning from the state capital of Amaravati."

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Shifting of the high court was pending since then even as Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was pitching for decoupling the judiciary at the earliest.

The Chief minister’s office stated that the city civil courts complex coming up at Nelapadu in the core capital area will function as temporary high court until permanent structures housing high court are completed.