Syed Rafat Alam
shaking hands with Governor Rameshwar Thakur after taking oath as
Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court
Justice Syed Rafat Alam was today sworn-in as Chief Justice of
Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Rameshwar Thakur administered the oath of
office to Justice Alam at a function held at Raj Bhawan here on
Sunday. The oath-taking ceremony was conducted by Madhya Pradesh
Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni.
The office of Madhya Pradesh Chief Justice had fallen vacant after
the elevation of Justice A K Patnaik to Supreme Court of India as a
It may be mentioned here that Justice Alam has become the 20th Chief
Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Prior to this, he was a senior judge
at the Allahabad High Court. He was appointed justice of Patna High
Court in 1994.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Finance
Minister Raghavji, Law and Legal Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra,
Commerce, Industry and Employment Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya,
Social Justice, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal
Bhargava, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Paras Jain, Minister of
State for Woman and Child Development Mrs. Ranjana Baghel, Member of
Parliament Kailash Joshi, Chairperson of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights
Commission D. M. Dharmadhikari, judges, Director General of Police
S. K. Raut, senior officers of Law Department, advocates and
distinguished citizens were present on the occasion.
Later in the day Chief Minister Chouhan hosted a lunch in honor of
Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Alam at his