Justice Bansi Lal Bhat of J&K High Court retired today. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, born on 19-04-1954 at Village Arihal Tehsil & District Pulwama Kashmir, passed his Matriculation from Government High School, Hawal when he was below 14 years.
Did Graduation from Amar Singh College, Srinagar in 1972 and obtained his Law Degree from University of Kashmir in 1974. later was enrolled as pleader with Bar Association Srinagar on 15.01.1975. Shifted to Pulwama and practiced in Civil, Criminal and Revenue Courts until selection in KCS Judicial.
Joined as Munsiff on 17.11.1982 and promoted as Sub Judge on 29.06.1989. He served as CJM, Jammu till his induction in Higher Judicial Service in August 1999. He also served as Principal District & Sessions Judge in both capital cities of Jammu & Srinagar besides at Poonch, Reasi and Kathua. Bhat also served as Presiding Officer of Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Jammu for a year. Got selection Grade on 01.02.2005 and was placed in Super Time Scale on 01.02.2009. He further served for two tenures as Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu. He was appointed as Special Judge of the newly created Anti Corruption Court for trial of CBI Cases on 18.08.2011 where he served till his elevation. Contributed to development of Law by delivering many Landmark judgments & settled thousands of disputes as Presiding Officer of the Permanent Lok Adalat.
During his tenure he delivered so many reportable judgments. Meanwhile, High Court Staff extended affectionate farewell to Justice BL Bhat.