In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court today publically questioned the style of functioning of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra adding “let the nation decide on his impeachment.”
Dipak Misra took over as 45th Chief Justice of India on August 28, 2017. He will remain in office till October 2, 2018.
Born on 3rd October 1953, Misra began his career as an advocate on 14th February 1977.
He practiced in constitutional, civil, criminal, revenue, service and sales tax matters at the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal.
Misra was appointed as an additional judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996. He was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 1997.
Dipak Misra was the chief justice of the Patna High Court and the Delhi high court before being elevated to the apex court in October 2011.
Justice Misra is the third Chief Justice of India from Odisha, after Justices Ranganath Mishra and Gopal Ballav Pattanaik.
It was Dipak Misra who made it mandatory for the states and union territories to upload the FIR on their websites within 24 hours of preparing it. It was an important judgement because it helped the accused and victim in getting a copy of the FIR without much hassle.
He was part of the bench that confirmed the death sentence of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case and passed the order for mandatory singing of the national anthem in cinema halls.