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Dipak Misra to be 45th Chief Justice of India

Dipak Misra

Dipak Misra  

Centre clears his name for the post

The Centre on Tuesday cleared the file for appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief Justice of India with effect from August 28.

Justice Misra, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after the present Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, who is retiring on August 27, will have a tenure of about 14 months till October 2, 2018.

Justice Misra was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 10, 2011.

He enrolled as a lawyer on February 14, 1977 and was appointed Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996.

After a stint in the Madhya Pradesh High Court, he became a Permanent Judge in December 1997 before assuming charge as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court in 2009 and, later on, served as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

Yakub Memon case

Justice Misra wrote history when he led the three-judge Bench which heard Yakub Memon, the sole condemned man in the Bombay blasts case, who came knocking on the Supreme Court’s door for reprieve in the early hours of the day he was hanged to death. Justice Misra is at present hearing a slew of important cases with far-reaching consequences.

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