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Justice Dipak Misra appointed Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

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Chief Justice Dipak Misra
Chief Justice Dipak Misra

The President has appointed Mr Justice Dipak Misra, Chief Justice of the Patna High Court as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

An official press release said Mr Justice Misra had been directed to assume charge of his new office on or before May 28.

The President has also, in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transferred Mr Justice Arvind Mohanlal Kapadia, Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, as a Judge of the Gujarat High Court. He has been directed to assume charge of his new office on or before May 28.

Born on October 3, 1953, Mr Justice Misra was enrolled as an advocate on February 14, 1977 and practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal.

He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on January 17, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 3, 1997. He became permanent Judge on December 19, 1997.

Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on December 23, 2009.

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