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Present Lokayukta

Justice Manmohan Sarin, Lokayukta
Former Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir & Judge, High Court of Delhi


Graduated from St. Stephens College , Delhi


Bachelor of Laws from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi , Campus Law Centre


Post Graduate course in Industrial Law and Labour Relations from Indian Law Institute


Worked as in-house Counsel of IBM, World Trade Corporation for 10 years. Handled variety of corporate and commercial matters. Cases and matters in relation to Customs and Excise, FERA, MRTP, Industrial Licences, Transfer of Property Act, Urban Land (Ceiling & Regulation ) Act etc.


Practised as an Advocate in the High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India .. Handled multifarious litigation in Constitutional, Civil, Company matters, Arbitration, Laws relating to Press and Media. Represented and successfully defended several Journals, Newspapers and Publications.


Senior Panel Counsel for the Government of India for the year 1990 to 1995. Represented the Union of India in a variety of matters in Writ jurisdiction, Civil, Original and Appellate side, complicated Service Matters relating to Army and Para Military Forces, Take over of Banks, PILs etc. Lucrative Practice with leading corporate houses as clients.


Vice President of Delhi High Court Bar Association for the years 1990 & 1991.

17.05.1995 to 03.09.2008

Judge, High Court of Delhi

As a Judge of the High Court for over 13 years, Presided over almost every jurisdiction. Headed the Tribunal constituted under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in respect of following organizations ULFA, BODO, NSCN & Deendar Anjuman.


Chairman of the COFEPOSA Board

04.09.2008 to 19.10.2008

Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir

Several judgments concerning compensation in Writ jurisdiction as Public Law remedy, Habeas Corpus Petitions, Arbitration Law, Contempt of Courts Act on recusal by Judge, Privilege and Confidentiality of source for media, Unauthorized Construction, Capital Punishment, Compounding of Offences, Judgment on Transplantation of Human Organs Act, Formation of Committee and monitoring the recommendations leading to reform and amendments in provision of the Rules and Act

Judgments on the issue of Child and Run-away Marriages, generating debate and leading to the Law Commission recommendations for amendment in law.

Participated in several International Conferences, representing the Judiciary. Seminar on Rehabilitation of Sick Companies, Corporate Restructuring, Money Laundering, Intellectual Property Rights WIPO, Law Asia Conference on International Trade Law, Panel Speaker in the Conference of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), held in Seoul. President of INSOL India since its inception from

27.09.1997 to 23.05.2008

Major role in setting up the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre and training of Mediators.

Chairman of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee.

Chairman of the Programme Committee, monitoring the Delhi Judicial Academy.


Sworn as Lokayukta for National Capital Territory of Delhi


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