- Name : Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal
- Date of Nomination : 05/07/2005
- Former Chief Justice of India
Born on 14th January, 1942.
Enrolled as an advocate at Delhi in 1964. Mainly practiced on the Civil & Constitutional sides In the Delhi High Court.
Was Advocate for Indian Railways from 1969 to 1981; Advocate for Delhi Administration from 1973 to 1976-77; Additional Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration from 1980 to 1981; and Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration till elevation. Was also Central Government Counsel from 1980 to 1986.
Held various positions as Secretary, and later President of the Delhi High Court Bar Association for several years; was also Member of the Bar Council of India representing Delhi for about four years from 1969 to 1973.
Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 17th November, 1986 and became Permanent Judge on 29th April, 1987.
Was Chairman of COFEPOSA Board; and Hon. Secretary of International Law Association. As a Judge, has delivered various Important Judgments dealing with Constitutional matters, Criminal Laws and other matters pertaining to Public Interest Litigation, such as cancellation of Petrol Pump licenses granted under the discretionary quota of Minister, Medical Seam, Environmental Laws, JMM, and unauthorized constructions.
Was Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
Appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on February 3, 1999. Delivered various important judgments pertaining to matters in respect of education, environments, unauthorized constructions and encroachments.
Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on day of Golden Jubilee of Supreme Court of India - January 28, 2000.
Retired on 14.1.2007 (F.N.).