Justice Dipak Misra Appointed As The 45th Chief Justice Of India

Justice Dipak Misra, who has been in the apex court for around six years, has fourteen months left to serve the highest court of the country.

New Delhi: Justice Dipak Misra was appointed as the 45th Chief Justice of India on Tuesday.

The incumbent Chief Justice Khehar will retire on August 27. Justice JS Khehar nominated Misra as the next CJI last month.

The Law Ministry accepted Justice Khehar’s recommendation on Tuesday. Misra will serve for 14 months as Chief Justice of India.

The 63-year-old has served as chief justice of the Patna and Delhi High Courts. Justice Misra has served for around six years and has about 14 months tenure.

Misra headed the bench that upheld the death sentence for the rapists of 23-year-old student in Delhi on December 16, 2012. He also headed the bench that rejected the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s plea for a stay on his execution.

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