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JS Khehar sworn in as new CJI, takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. {twitter:twitter.com/ANI_news/status/81648824334024704

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 04, 2017 10:21 IST ]
Justice Khehar takes oath as new CJI
Justice Khehar takes oath as new CJI

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Justice Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Justice Khehar is the 44th Chief Justice of India and also the first Sikh to hold the top office.

He would have tenure of little over seven months.

Justice Khehar was the author of the judgment by a five-judge constitution bench that held "unconstitutional" the Constitution's 99th amendment paving way for the National Judicial Appointment Commission and the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014.

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