Grapvine has it that Abhai Kumar, District & Sessions Judge, Gautam Buddha Nagar, may shortly be elevated as Aallahabad High Court Judge. Abhai Kumar a native of Ghazipur was appointed with Judicial Service in February 1980. He has been serving as District & Sessions Judge, Gautam Buddha Nagar since July 2014. Prior to his stint in G B nagar he had served as District & Sessions Judge in the districts of Basti, Mainpuri, Rampur and Jyoti-Ba-Phule Nagar in UP.
After the appointment of seven Additional Judges with Allahabad HC in the month of February this year it is the turn for over a dozen Judges to be added to the strength. At present 76 posts (17 permanent judges and 59 additional judges) are vacant as against the approved strength of 160 judges in the Allahabad High Court.