October 31, 2018: Justice Sanjay Karol, presently serving at the Himachal Pradesh High Court, has been recommended as the new Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court. It may be noted, The chief justice of Tripura high court Ajay Rastogi is all set for elevation to the supreme court as a judge.
While making the recommendation for Tripura High Court, the Collegium noted that at present there is no Chief Justice originally from the Himachal Pradesh High Court following the retirement of Chief Justice Abhilasha Kumari of the Manipur High Court (her parent High Court being that of Himachal Pradesh) last February.
Justice Karol enrolled as a lawyer in 1986. His areas of practice included Constitutional law, Taxation, Corporate law, Criminal law and Civil law. He has served as the Advocate General of Himachal Pradesh between 1998 and 2003. He was designated Senior Advocate in 1999. In March 2007, he was elevated as a judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. In April this year, he was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the High Court. He served in this role until October 5, when Chief Justice Surya Kant Rao took charge.