J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has transferred the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, Justice Dipak Misra, as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. He succeeds Justice A. P. Shah, who retired this past February.

Justice Misra, 56, has been asked to assume charge on or before May 28.

Hailing from Orissa, Justice Misra was appointed Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court in January 1996. He was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court in March 1997. He became permanent Judge in December that year.

In December 2009 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Patna High Court.