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Government clears names of 4 judges for elevation to Supreme Court: Sources

The government is learnt to have cleared the names of four judges for their elevation to the Supreme Court, according to sources. Once the appointments formally come through, the top court will have its full sanctioned strength of 31 judges (including the chief justice). As of now, the apex court is functioning with 27 judges. The four names cleared by the government are justices Aniruddha Bose, A S Bopanna, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. The names of justices Bose and Bopanna were earlier returned by the government to the SC collegium citing seniority and representation of regions as the reasons.

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