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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
30-01-2018
23 Sri Debashish Saikia
08-02-2017

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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