JUS­TICE KABIR TAKES OVER AS CJI

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW DELHI: Jus­tice Al­ta­mas Kabir (64) was on Satur­day sworn-in as the 39th Chief Jus­tice of In­dia (CJI) by Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee in the Ashoka Hall of the Rash­tra­p­ati Bha­van.

He took over the post from jus­tice Sarosh Homi Ka­pa­dia, who served as the CJI for nearly two-and-a-half years.

Jus­tice Kabir was ap­pointed Supreme Court judge on Septem­ber 9, 2005. He has de­liv­ered sev­eral land­mark judge­ments, in­clud­ing on hu­man rights and elec­tion laws. He will hold the of­fice of the CJI for nine months, till July 18, 2013. >>

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