President Ramnath Kovind has accepted the resignation submitted by Madras HC judge Tahilramani. Vineeth Kothari has been appointed as interim Madras HC Judge.After the Supreme Court Collegium declined to reconsider its decision to transfer her to the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Tahilramani tendered her resignation on September 6. She tendered her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind and sent a copy to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
Justice Tahilramani did not preside over the court proceedings to protest against the Supreme Court collegium's decision. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended transfer of Justice Tahilramani, who was elevated as the high court's chief justice on August 8 last year, to the Meghalaya High Court.