Justice Mishra sworn-in as Supreme Court judge

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice, Gyan Sudha Mishra, took oath as a Supreme Court Justice on Friday.

Two other judges, who were sworn-in today are Justice H L Gokhale, Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and Justice Anil R Dave of the Bombay High Court.

The three judges were sworn-in by the Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, taking the totals strength of the apex court judges to 30.

She became the fourth woman judge in the Supreme Court.

Mishra (61) was initially appointed as judge of the Patna High Court in March 1994, but was transferred to the Rajasthan High Court.

After 14 years there, she was elevated to the post of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi in July 2008.

Mishra enrolled as an advocate in the Bihar State Bar Council in November 1972 at a time, when a woman entering the legal profession was a rarity.

She was appointed a government advocate for Bihar in 1982. (ANI)

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