Agra district court’s heritage look restored

Agra, March 25 (IANS) Justice Rajesh Kumar of the Allahabad High Court Monday formally opened the main building of the district court here after its heritage look was restored.

Calling Agra a heritage city of India, he said: “It was our duty to restore and maintain heritage buildings.”
Justice Rajesh Kumar said this was perhaps the only judicial building in the world which was first a district court, then a high court, and now a district judge’s court again.
District and Sessions Judge Sunil Kumar Gupta said the 180-year-old building had played a big historical role, and a a large number of freedom fighters were tried here.
“K.N. Wanchoo, who was chief justice of India (1967-68), had been a district judge in Agra from 1944 to 1946,” he said.