Darmar Murugensan, the former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court will be the next Chairman of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC). The post was vacant for last 18 months, since the retirement of the former Karnataka High Court Judge SR Nayak. At present he is a member of the National Human Rights Commissions.
The decision of appointment was taken on 17 December 2013 during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah.
Justice Darmar Murugesan was a Judge of the Madras High Court from March 2000 before his elevation as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2012. He retired in 2013.
About Justice Darmar Murugesan
• He was born in Cumbum, Pudupatti district Theni of Tamil Nadu on 10 June 1951.
• He did Bachelor of General Law Course from Madras University in 1974 and was a Gold Medalist.
• Justice Darmar Murugesan had served as Special Government Pleader in the Madras High Court during 1994-96 and Special Government Pleader from October 1997 and Government Pleader on 8 December 1998.
• As a Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, he was instrumental in setting up the fast track court in Saket for trying the Delhi gang rape case as well as the special court for trying the Italian marines’ case.
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