Justice Vineet Saran takes oath as the new Chief Justice of Orissa HC

Justice Vineet Saran on Friday took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. Governor of the state, his Excellency SC Jamir administered the oath of office to Saran at a ceremony held on the High Court premises.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, senior Judges of the High Court and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. 59 year old Justice Saran is the 29th Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. He was officiating as a judge of Karnataka HC before elevating as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.

The distinguished post of Chief Justice at Orissa High Court was lying vacant since the former incumbent D H Waghela took oath as the Chief Justice of the Bombay HC on February 15. However, senior Judge of the court Justice Pradeep K Mohanty was officiating as the acting chief justice in the mean time.

Justice Saran graduated from Allahabad University in 1976 and obtained LL.B. Degree in the year 1979-80. He started his career as an advocate with the UP Bar Council in July 1980. He also served as Additional Advocate General for UP in 1995 till he was elevated as a permanent Judge of Allahabad High Court in 2002. He was transferred to Karnataka in the same capacity on February 16, 2015.

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