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Hon’ble Ms. Justice Ritu Bahri: Her Lordship was born on 11.10.1962 at Jalandhar. She belongs to a family of illustrious Lawyers. Her great grand-father Late Shri Karam Chand Bahri was a well-known Lawyer of his times on the civil side. Her grand-father Late Shri Som Dutt Bahri also practiced Law on the civil side and was also Member, Legislative Assembly, Punjab, from 1952 to 1957. Her father Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amrit Lal Bahri retired as Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court in the year 1994.

Her Lordship did her schooling from Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh, and Graduation in Economics (Hons.) from Government College for Women, Chandigarh in the year 1982 in 1st Division. Thereafter, Her Lordship did her Law from Punjab University, Chandigarh, in the year 1985 in 1st Division. She was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1986 with Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana and started practice in Punjab & Haryana High Court.  Her Lordship was appointed as Assistant Advocate General, Haryana, in March 1992. Thereafter, she was appointed as Deputy Advocate General, Haryana, in August 1999 and Senior Advocate General, Haryana, in December 2009. While representing the State of Haryana, Her Lordship handled several cases relating to Service, Land Acquisition, Taxation, Revenue, Labour and MACT.

Her Lordship was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court on 16.08.2010 and, thereafter, as a Permanent Judge on 23.02.2012. Her Lordship performed the duties as Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 14.10.2023 till 03.02.2024.  Vide Notification No. K.13032/02/2023-US.II of the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice), dated 02.02.2024, Her Lordship was appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttarakhand and assumed the charge on 04.02.2024.

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