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History of District & Sessions Judge Court, Sonitpur, Tezpur

On 14–8–1967, undivided Darrang District and Sessions Judge Court was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. K. Dutta, the then Chief Justice of Hon’ble Gauhati High Court. Mr. U. N. Rajkhowa was posted as first District and Sessions Judge of Darrang District. On 31–10–1985, the Darrang District was divided in two parts. One is Sonitpur District and other is Darrang District.
The first role of honour of District & Sessions Judges of Sonitpur District was Sri Upendra Nath Rajkhowa, (B.A, B.L). The List available is given below.

ROLE OF HONOUR OF DISTRICT & SESSIONS JUDGES OF SONITPUR DISTRICT:

Sl. No. Name of Presiding Officer From To
1 Sri Upendra Nath Rajkhowa, B.A, B.L 14–08–1967 30–06–1969
2 Sri Prahasendu Chakravorty, B.A,B.L 06–08–1969 30–04–1971
3 Sri Golap Ch. Phukan, B.A. LLB 17–05–1971 04–10–1972
4 Md. Gulenur Hussain, M.Sc.  LLB 04–10–1972 20–03–1973
5 Sri Sofiqul Haque, MA, LLB 17–04–1973 09–04–1975
6 Sri Reaz Hussain, B.A. BL 15–09–1975 03–10–1976
7 Sri Nripan Das, B.A, LLB 04–10–1976 06–08–1977
8 Sri Amit Sarkar, M.A., LLB 06–08–1977 12–09–1977
9 Sri Purna Ch. Saikia, B.A., BL 07–10–1977 03–04–1978
10 Sri Nripan Das, B.A., LLB 01–06–1978 31– 03–1979
11 Sri Purna Ch. Saikia, B.A., BL 09–07–1979 28–09–1980
12 Md. Gulenar Hussain, M. Sc, 29–09–1980 16–03–1984
13 Sri Girija Shankar Choubey, LLB 04–04–1984 07–11–1984
14 Sri Tarun Sarmah, MA , LLB 23–11–1984 23–04–1987
15 Sri L. Bardalaye, LLB 12–05–1987 23–03–1990
16 Sri S. N Hazarika, MA, LLB 23–03–1990 05–11–1994
17 Sri B. Chutia, MA, LLB 07–12–1994 31–03–1998
18 Sri B. D. Agrawala, B.Com., LLB 24–04–1998 25–01–2001
19 Sri Devi Dhar Gogoi 05–02–2001 28–05–2004
20 Sri Dilip Kumar Mahanta 11–06–2004 03–10–2005
21 Sri C. R. Sarma 03–10–2005 28–07–2006
22 Sarder Hardip Singh, M.Com, LLB 24–08–2006 30–11–2006
23 Sri S. C. Sarma 08–01–2007 01–11–2007
24 Sri D. C. Choudhury 08–11–2007 28–02–2011
25 Sri B. Debnath 17–06–2011 02–03–2012
26 Sri A. Borthakur 07–03–2012 28-01-2015
27 Sri M. K. Kalita 05-02-2015 01-04-2016
28 Sri P. J. Saikia 02-04-2016 15-07-2016
29 Sri Ashok Kumar Borah 15-07-2016  

History of Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Sonitpur, Tezpur

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate with the office was established in the year 1974 and R. Ahmed. was the first Chief Judicial Magistrate.

ROLE OF HONOUR OF CHIEF JUDICIAL MAGISTRATES OF SONITPUR DISTRICT:

Sl. No. Name of Presiding Officer From To
1 R. Ahmed 01–04–1974 12–07–1974
2 T. Bhuyan 05–08–1974 06–05–1978
3 P. C. Borthakur 23–05–1978 05–10–1978
4 P. C. Phukan 06–12–1978 06–02–1979
5 S. Haque 26–03–1979 16–10–1979
6 L. C. Baruah 12–05–1980 09–09–1980
7 S. M. Deka 09–09–1980 28–04–1982
8 L. C. Baruah 28–04–1982 17–07–1984
9 P. G. Agarwal 28–09–1984 17–06–1987
10 J. S. Chetri 17–06–1987 27– 02–1989
11 G. M. Paul 28–02–1989 12–03–1991
12 D. C. Deka 13–03–1991 20–09–1991
13 B. C. Medhi 20–09–1991 11–01–1995
14 S. K. Adhikary 23–01–1995 17–05–1996
15 F. U. A. Laskar 17–05–1996 23–02–1999
16 Mrs. M. Choudhury 12–04–1999 17–05–2001
17 M. A. Ali 17–05–2001 25–01–2005
18 S. K. Sharma 25–01–2005 18–04–2007
19 Dr. N. N. Das 20–04–2007 20–05–2009
20 Mrs. M. Thakuria 20–05–2009 28–02–2011
20 Sri. S. K. Dhar 07–03–2011 30-06-2012
21 Dr. M. Baruah 03-07-2012 26-03-2015
22 Smt. Rashmita Das 30-03-2015  

History of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court, Biswanath Chariali, Sonitpur

The Court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (M), established at Biswanath Chariali was initially functioning in a rented building, and on completion of construction of its new Court building, the Court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (M) has been shifted and accommodated in the new building at Biswanath Chariali.

History of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court, Gohpur, Sonitpur

The building “Swahid Bhawan” at Gohpur was renovated to accommodate the court of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (M) and accordingly, the same was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. M. Sapre, the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, on 23-07-2014. The first Judicial Officer to become the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (M) at Gohpur is Sri Kaushik Kumar Sharma.

History of Fast Track Courts at Tezpur and Biswanath Chariali

The Fast Track Courts at Tezpur and Biswanath Chariali were created, vide Assam Govt. letter No. JDJ(E) 22/2001/15, dated 27-03-2001 and JDJ(E) 22/2002/40, dated 11-02-2002, respectively, under 11th Finance Commission and the first Judicial Officer to become the Additional District and Sessions Judge (FTC) at Tezpur was Smt. Dipali Borbora and that of Biswanath Chariali was Sri A. Alam. Both the erstwhile Fast Track Courts were regularised in the year 2012.

 

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