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Justice Altmas Kabir is new Chief Justice of India

Saturday September 29, 2012 02:07:53 PM, Agencies

New Delhi: Justice Altamas Kabir, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was Saturday sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India. He was appointed Supreme Court judge on September 9, 2005.


Justice Kabir, 64, took the oath in the name of God at a brief ceremony in the Ashoka Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was administered the oath of the office by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at 11.30 a.m.

Justice Kabir succeeds S.H. Kapadia who demitted office Saturday. He will be the Chief Justice of India for nine months till July 18, 2013.

The ceremony was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, cabinet ministers, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, Supreme Court judges, lawyers and other invitees, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan said.







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