Justice C Nagappan sworn in as Chief Justice of Odisha HC

Cuttack: Senior judge of the Madras High Court Justice Chokalingam Nagappan was sworn in as 23rd Chief Justice of Odisha High Court here on Wednesday.

The post of Orissa high court Chief Justice was lying vacant since December when the then incumbent Justice V Gopala Gowda was elevated to the bench of the Supreme Court.

Senior judge of the High Court Justice Pradeep K.Mohanty was officiating as the acting Chief Justice of the State.

Born in October 1951, Justice Nagappan was appointed as an additional judge of Madras High Court in September 2000 and was continuing as a permanent judge there since September 2002.