Chandigarh, May 28: Justice SN Satyanarayana today took oath as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Transferred from the Karnataka HC, Justice Satyanarayana was administered oath by Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha Thursday morning during a ceremony attended by just about six judges, all wearing masks. The Tribune reported.

Keeping in view the prevailing situation, the HC decided that the oath-taking ceremony would be attended by only administrative committee members, comprising top seven judges.

Justice Satyanarayana has joined at number seven and will be hearing, among other things, criminal appeals, leave to appeal and appeals against acquittal.

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