Justice Kabir will be next CJI

Justice Kabir will be next CJI

Justice Altamas Kabir, the senior most judge in the Supreme Court, will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume charge on September 29, succeeding incumbent CJI S H Kapadia. Justice Kapadia is to demit office on September 28.

An official release from the Ministry of Law and Justice said that Justice Kabir will be the next CJI. Born on July 19, 1948 in Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from University of Calcutta.

He was enrolled at the Bar on August 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court on January 11, 2005 and was elevated as the chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court on March 01, 2005.

He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005.

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