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Justice Syed Rafat Alam sworn-in as Chief Justice of MP High Court


Monday, December 21, 2009 10:05:13 AM, Pervez Bari

Syed Rafat Alam shaking hands with Governor Rameshwar Thakur after taking oath as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court

Bhopal: 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 judge.

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 residence.

















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