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
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
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.