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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India; calls for urgent mentioning, hearing of cases

Justice Gogoi has succeeded outgoing CJI Justice Dipak Misra who demitted office on October 2

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 03, 2018 13:09 IST ]

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India.

Justice Goggoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

After taking the oath, Justice Gogoi said "parameters" will be worked out for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases.

He also said that no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed till certain parameters are fixed for it.

"We will work out the parameters then we will see as to how mentioning will be done," Justice Gogoi said.

"If somebody is going to be hanged tomorrow, then we can understand (urgency)", he added.

Justice Gogoi has succeeded outgoing CJI Justice Dipak Misra who demitted office on October 2

Chief Justice Gogoi, 64, is the first judge from the northeast to attain the highest office of the Supreme Court.

He will be in office for 13 months and 15 days -- till November 17, 2019.

Watch: Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as CJI

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