Justice Dipankar Datta took oath as the new Chief Justice of Bombay HC with limited physical participation of people and the event was live streamed for others to watch it.
Justice Datta was born in February 1965 to former judge of the Calcutta High Court, late Justice Salil Kumar Datta. He obtained his LL.B. degree from the University of Calcutta in 1989 and enrolled as an advocate the same year. He practised primarily in the Supreme Court and High Courts in Constitutional and civil matters.
He was elevated as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006.
Maharashtra’s Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari along with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray administered the oath of office to the new Chief Justice in ceremony.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was appointed to take over the helm of the Bombay High Court as Chief Justice BP Dharmadhikari reaches superannuation age on April 28.
Justice Datta’s appointment as the Bombay High Court Chief Justice was notified on April 23 made pursuant to a Collegium statement. Justice Datta left his Kolkata residence on April 15 two days after centre’s notification to undertake a two-day journey via road to Mumbai amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the ceremony.