Welcome to Madras High Court
Logo of Madras High Court

Madras High Court


Hon'ble Tmt. Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani, Chief Justice

B.A. (Hons), LL.M
B.A. (Hons) from Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai LL.B. from the Government Law College, Mumbai LL.M. from the University of Bombay
17.07.1982
After enrolment with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, started practice in the High Court of Bombay and also City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai and joined the chamber of father Shri L.V.Kapse, renowned Criminal Advocate.
1987 to 1993
Part time Professor for Law of Crimes in K.C. Law College, Mumbai
February 1990
Appointed as Assistant Government Pleader & Additional Public Prosecutor
01.11.1997
Appointed as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor, Bombay High Court

Appeared and argued number of confirmation cases, sensational criminal trials and cases, criminal appeals, bail applications, revisions, applications under various provisions of the law, such as Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Prevention of Corruption Act, N.D.P.S. Act, Detention matters under COFEPOSA Act, N.S.A. Act, Bombay Police Act, Public Amusement Rules, Parole, Furlough, Remission, Suppression of Unlawful Act against the safety of Civil Aviation, Wild Life Protection Act, MCOC Act.
26.06.2001
Elevated as Judge of the Bombay High Court
Delivered number of landmark judgments which are reported in law journals on various subjects of law.
24.08.2015
Appointed as Executive Chairperson of the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority
09.09.2015 to 14.02.2016
Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court
11.08.2016 to 21.08.2016
Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court
05.12.2017 to 11.08.2018
Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court
12.08.2018 onwards
Chief Justice, Madras High Court



      Appeared on behalf of the Government and dealt with the following sensational cases

      1. RINKU PATIL MURDER CASE (Ulhasnagar) (April 1995) Criminal Appeal 454/91, 455/91, 401/91

      2. RAVINDRA CHOUTHMAL CASE (September & October 1995), Confirmation Case 2/95

      3. OHOL MURDER CASE (Pune) (January & February 1996) Confirmation Case 1/95

      4. JACOB CIRCLE BOMB BLAST CASE/RABU RESHIM MURDER, Confirmation Case

      5. SALIM KHAN - Application for Anticipatory Bail under Protection of Wildlife Act (7-11-98 & 8-12-98) Criminal Application 3253/98

      6. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ANTICIPATORY BAIL Criminal Application (20-03-99) 697/99

      7. IQBAL MIRCHI - Preventive Detention (April 99) Criminal W.P. No.274/99

      8. BAL HATYA KAND CASE (5-5-99) Criminal Application by Renuka & Seema Gavit

      9. RATHI MURDER CASE (Pune) (July & August 1999) Confirmation Case 2/98

      10. AMRUTA DESHPANDE MURDER CASE (Sangli) (15-12-99) Criminal Appeal 605/99

      11. JW SINGH (Addl. Sessions Judge Mumbai) (17-12-99) Criminal Appeal No.2139/99

      12. JW SINGH's CASE 2000-2001

      13. BHARAT SHAH's CASE.