Chief Justice of the Madras High Court MY Eqbal is tipped to be Justice of the Supreme Court.
The collegium of the apex court has already approved his name for the post.
Justice Eqbal will be the first judge of the Supreme court who is a resident of Jharkhand.After he,who was born in Ranchi on January 13,1951 and who did his matriculation from Zila school in Ranchi in 1967 to do his graduation in science and law with distinction(gold medalist),had served the state government as its public prosecutor.
Subsequently,he was appointed as judge of the Patna High Court on May 9,1996.He also served the Jharkhand High Court as Acting Chief Justice before he was promoted as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.
Justice Eqbal will be fourth in-service judge of the Supreme court from the Jharkhand High Court-three others being Chief Justice Altamas Kabir,Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra and Justice SJ Mukhopadhya.