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Justice Indrajit Mahanty Sworn In As Chief Justice Of Tripura High Court

Cuttack13\10\21: Justice Indrajit Mahanty was sworn in as the sixth Chief Justice of Tripura High Court at the Raj Bhavan in Agartala on Tuesday.

Tripura Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of office to Chief Justice Mahanty at a simple function organised as per the COVID protocols.

Justice Mahanty was serving as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court before being transferred to Tripura High Court. He succeeded Justice Akil Kureshi who has been transferred to Rajasthan High Court as Chief Justice.

Justice Mahanty was posted as a Judge in Bombay High Court before being elevated as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC in August 2019.

Born in Cuttack on November 11, 1960, Justice Mahanty did his LLB from the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and LLM from the University of Cambridge, UK. His parents are late Ranjit Mahanty, Barrister at Law and advocate Shakuntala Mahanty.

Enrolled as an advocate with Orissa State Council in 1984, Justice Mahanty began legal practice under his father till his demise in 1989. Thereafter, started independent practice.

He was elected to the Orissa State Bar Council of India from 1989 to 2006 and represented Odisha in the Bar council of India between 1998 to 2003. He was elevated as Judge of the Orissa High Court in 2006 and transferred as Judge of Bombay High Court in 2018.

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