Justice Gogoi to be next CJI

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra earlier this year, was on Thursday appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).

President Ram Nath Kovind designated Justice Gogoi as the next CJI to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra who will demit office on October 2.

Justice Gogoi will be sworn in by the President on October 3 and would preside over Court Number One, the Chief Justice’s court.

Justice Gogoi, known for his no-nonsense approach, will be the 46th CJI and will have a term of 13 months 15 days.

He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

Along with three senior-most Judges of the apex court — Justices J. Chelameswar, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph — Justice Gogoi held an unprecedented press conference in January this year raising, among other things, questions over assigning cases to different judges by Chief Justice Misra.

Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters.

He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011.



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