On Tuesday, two district judges were sworn in as Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath to Ramachandra Dattatray Huddar and Venkatesh Naik Thavaryanaik at the Raj Bhavan, where Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai were present to greet them.
Justice Ramachandra D Huddar was born on August 13, 1963, in Mutnal, Belagavi district. After obtaining a law degree from RL Law College in Belagavi, he began practising as an advocate in 1988 and was later selected as a district judge after passing the competitive examination. In 2012, he earned his LLM degree from Kuvempu University.
During his career, Justice Huddar served as Registrar (Administration) and Additional Registrar (General), Registrar (Infrastructure) of the High Court. In 2019-20, he was appointed as Special Court judge to exclusively deal with criminal cases related to elected, former and sitting MPs and MLAs. In 2021-22, he was posted as director of Karnataka Judicial Academy and since September 2022 has been serving as principal city civil and sessions judge in Bengaluru.