Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India
Justice Dipak Misra wias sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India today. He took over from Justice J S Khehar who retired on Sunday.
Justice Misra would retire on October 2 2018. Justice Dipak Misra was born on 3rd October, 1953. He enrolled as an advocate on 14th February, 1977 and practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on 17th January, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 03rd March, 1997.
He became permanent Judge on 19th December, 1997. Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 23rd December, 2009 and charge of the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 24th May, 2010. Justice Mishra was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 10 2011.
Justice Misra is the third from Odisha after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik to become CJIs.
He is known for the judgment on Yakub Memon who made a last minute attempt to escape the gallows. He had rejected his plea for a stay on the death warrant.
A former Chief Justice of the Patna and Delhi High Courts he succeeds Justice J S Khehar.