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Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as new Chief Justice of India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 28: Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in on Monday as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he was administered the oath of office by President Ram th Kovind. Misra will be the 45th chief justice of the Supreme Court and have a 14-month tenure till October 2018. He takes over from chief justice J.S. Khehar. Khehar nomited Misra last month on behalf of the collegium for consideration by the centre as the next chief justice of the country. Born in 1953, 63-year-old Misra joined the bar in 1977 and began his judicial career at the Orissa high court as an additiol judge in 1996.

Misra was then transferred to the Madras high court following which he assumed charge as chief justice of the Pat high court in 2009. He was med chief justice of Delhi high court in 2010.

In 2011, Misra was elevated to the Supreme Court, where he has been part of several noteworthy cases and judgments including the historic one on 30 July, 2015, when the apex court was opened at 3am to decide on Yakub Memon’s appeal against his execution. Memon was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Misra also headed the bench that upheld the death sentence awarded in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. (IANS)

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