Tripura may get a separate High Court in January as the Supreme Court is likely to take the final decision on the issue this week, highly placed officials said here on Friday.

Tripura, like most other North-Eastern States, does not have a separate high court and has a bench under the Gauhati High Court.

The Union Law ministry had earlier asked for the opinion of the State Government on opening the high court with three judges, when Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who holds the law portfolio, stated that it should be opened with at least five judges.

(This article was published on January 4, 2013)
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