The Sonipat area was a part of Delhi District up to 1912. It was included in Rohtak District in September, 1912. Gohana Tehsil remained a part of Rohtak District till the formation of Sonipat as separate District on 22.12.1972. The first Judicial Court started functioning at Sonipat on 15.5.1959. Shri Surjeet Singh Raikhy was posted as first Sub. Judge First Class at Kot Mohalla, Sonipat. In the beginning, there was only one Court. Shri I.P. Vashishth was posted as first Senior Sub Judge in this District on 29.3.1973. The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate was separately established on 13.5.1975 with Shri R.S. Bhatia as the first Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sonipat. Shri V.K. Kaushal joined as first Additional District & Sessions Judge, Sonipat, on 18.10.1973.
Sonipat District was declared as Sessions Division by the Hon’ble High Court, vide Haryana Govt. Notification No. 3/1/78JJ(4) dated 19th May, 1983 and Shri I.M. Malik was appointed as the first District & Sessions Judge at Sonipat, who joined on 8th June, 1983. The Judicial Courts shifted in the present new Judicial Complex-cum-Mini Secretariat, in the year 1977 and prior to that the Judicial Courts were functioning in the Old Tehsil building. From initial strength of about 65 lawyers at the creation of the District, presently a large number of advocates are enrolled as members at District Bar Association, Sonipat.
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