GUWAHATI: Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia was sworn in as Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court on Sunday, January 10.
Chief Justice Dhulia had taken over from Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, who was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, following the retirement of the then Chief Justice Ajai Lamba on September 21, last year. Currently, the High Court is running with a strength of 24 judges.
The oath of office to Sudhanshu Dhulia had been administered by Chief Justice (Acting) N Kotiswar Singh in Raj Bhavan, Guwahati.
Justice Dhulia was serving as a judge of the Uttarakhand High Court when he was recommended to be appointed the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Justice Dhulia was the first Chief Standing Counsel of Uttarakhand and was a permanent judge of the Uttarakhand High Court as well.
In December last year, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the appointment of Justice Dhulia as the new Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
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