Justice Dipankar Dutta was on Tuesday night sworn in as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan.
Calcutta HC decide Justice Dutta, who arrived in Mumbai late Monday, took the oath of workplace earlier than a choose gathering.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Leader of Opposition within the Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, Legislative Assembly Speaker Nana Patole, Minister of Tourism, Protocol and Environment Aaditya Thackeray, relations of Justice Dutta, judges of the Bombay High Court, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, Director General of Police Subodh Jaiswal and Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh have been current on the ceremony.
The oath ceremony was live-streamed by means of social media platforms and the visitors maintained social distancing and have been seen sporting masks as per COVID-19 protocol.
After the President appointed him Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Justice Dutta made a 2,000-km, three-day highway journey beginning April 25, to achieve Mumbai and take up his new task, as there was no different method to get right here amid the lockdown.
Justice Dutta opted for the highway journey to imagine workplace with none delay, sources stated.
The April 23 notification of Justice Dutta’s appointment got here after the Supreme Court collegium on April 19 really helpful his elevation as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
Justice Dutta was born in February 1965. He obtained his LLB diploma from University of Calcutta in 1989. He enrolled as an advocate the identical 12 months and practised within the Supreme Court and HCs, coping with constitutional and civil circumstances.
Justice Dutta has served because the junior standing counsel for West Bengal between May 2002 and January 2004, and as a counsel for the Union authorities since 1998. He was elevated as a everlasting decide of the Calcutta HC on June 22, 2006.
The outgoing Bombay HC Chief Justice, Bhushan P Dharmadhikari, who was sworn in on March 20, served his final day in workplace on Monday, April 27. A significant a part of his tenure consisted of the nationwide lockdown interval and consequent videoconference hearings on pressing issues carried out by the HC.
Justice Dharmadhikari, who has served as a Bombay HC decide for almost 16 years, attained his retirement age of 62 on April 28. He was appointed as performing CJ on February 24 after former CJ Pradeep Nandrajog’s retirement.