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Justice Darmar Murugesan Appointed as NHRC Member

Sep 22, 2013 11:08 IST

Justice Darmar Murugesan, the former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 21 September 2013 appointed as member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for a five-year term.

Justice Darmar Murugesan (62) was a Judge of the Madras High Court from March 2000 before his elevation as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in September 2012. He retired in June 2013.

About Justice Darmar Murugesan

He was born in Cumbum, Pudupatti, District Theni, 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 December 8, 1998.

He was appointed as Judge of the Madras High Court on 2 March 2000 and as Permanent Judge on 13 June 2001.

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. He had asked the Delhi Police Commissioner not to spare any errant policeman for the lapses resulting in the gang rape. He directed that all private hospitals should admit victims of heinous crimes such as rape and murder or face serious consequences.

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