Justice Gita Mittal was sworn in as the first ever woman Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court by Governor NN Vohra at an impressive ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar on Saturday.

Justice Mittal, who was acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, is the first woman to become the Chief Justice of the J-K High Court in its 90 years history.

The Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of the J-K High Court was read out by the Registrar General of the High Court.

After administering oath, the Governor the congratulated Justice Mittal and wished her a highly successful tenure as Chief Justice of the State High Court.

Mrs Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, former Chief Ministers; BB Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisors to Governor; serving and retired Judges of Supreme Court and J-K High Court; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; DC Raina, Advocate General; SP Vaid, Director General of Police; high ranking Civil, Judicial and Police officers; senior Advocates; members of Justice Mittal’s family and a large number of her friends were present on the occasion.