Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India at a solemn function in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.
President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Misra. Justice Misra, 64, assumes office following the retirement of Justice J S Khehar yesterday. He will remain in office till October 2, 2018. He is the 45th Chief Justice of India.
As per the established practice, Justice Khehar had named Misra as the next CJI last month.
Justice Misra is a former Chief Justice of the Patna and Delhi High Courts and is the nephew of Justice Ranganath Misra, who was the 21st CJI during 1990-91.[
Justice Misra had authored the landmark judgement confirming the death penalty of four convicts in the brutal Nirbhaya gangrape 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case which shook the nation and spurred the genesis of a stringent anti-rape law.