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Justice H L Dattu sworn-in as India's new chief justice




(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee the 42nd Chief Justice of India will be at the helms of the Indian judiciary till December 2 2015.

Justice H L Dattu was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee.



He is the 42nd Chief Justice of India and will be at the helms of the Indian judiciary till December 2 2015. He succeeds Chief Justice R.M. Lodha who demitted office on September 27.



The oath ceremony held in Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan was attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari former deputy prime minister L K Advani Home Minister Rajnath Singh Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu outgoing Chief Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice A.S. Anand as well as other seating and retired judges.



Before being elevated as the judge of the apex court on December 17 2008 Chief Justice Dattu was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.



He was appointed a judge of the Karnataka High Court on December 18 1995.



Born on December 3 1950 Chief Justice Dattu was enrolled as an advocate on October 23 1975. He practised at Bangalore in civil criminal constitutional and taxation matters.



Chief Justice Dattu appeared as government counsel in the Karnataka High court for the sales tax department from 1983 to 1990 government advocate from 1990 to 1993 standing counsel for the income tax department from 1992 to 1993 and a senior standing counsel for the IT department from 1993 to 1995.

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