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History of District and Sessions Judge Court Complex
The British arrived in Assam in the year 1826 as per Yandaboo Accord and since then they selected Dibrugarh as a centre of Administration as well as business purpose in Upper Assam. In the year 1842 Dibrugarh was announced as the Head Quarter of Lakhimpur District. The court was also shifted to Dibrugarh in the same year from Lakhimpur. Administrative functions were executed from ward No. 1 of the Central Jail of Dibrugarh till construction of a permanent court building. It is to be mentioned that ward No.1 was the first “Pacca” building in the entire North- East region. In the early stage the Sadaramin and the Munsiff court were established for Judicial Administration. These were established by the local reputed citizens. The function of revenue administration was not performed through the court. Probably the present court building was constructed in the year 1870. The required materials like rod, cement etc. were carried by steamer through the water route of River Brahmaputra for construction of court building. A bricklin was constructed at Chaulkhowa for making bricks. After passing about one and half century the court building is still standing proudly at Phulbagan near Brahmaputra River. Since more than 40 years the Judicial functions are running from this court building till today, it may be mentioned that the life of the building was expected for one hundred years only. In this regard, a letter was received by the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh in the year 1999 from LONDON. It is sure that the building will last for more than one hundred years though it has already crossed long one hundred years. In the year 1967 the judicial branch was separated and fully established. Earlier the Deputy collector acted as the Administrative Head of the judicial branch also in Dibrugarh district. District & Sessions Judge was appointed in the district of Dibrugarh in 1967. The first District & Sessions Judge of Dibrugarh District was Sri Dhiren Chandra Sharma (B.Com, BAR-AT-LAW).






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