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Justice Mohammad Rafiq on Monday took oath as the 31st Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar:27/4/20: Justice Mohammad Rafiq on Monday took oath as the 31st Chief Justice of Orissa High Court at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

He was administered oath of office by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.

On April 23, President Ram Nath Kovind, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transferred Justice Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.

The Orissa High Court has been functioning under the Acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda since January 5, 2020, following the retirement of Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri.

Born in Sujangarh, Churu, Justice Rafiq started his law practice in 1984. He practiced exclusively in the Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law. He served as an advocate from 1999 to 2006.In 2008, he was appointed as Justice at the Rajasthan High Court.Justice Rafiq was elevated as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court in November 2019

 

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