New Chief Justice to take oath on Friday

Cuttack: Justice Vineet Saran will be sworn in as new chief justice of the Orissa High Court on Friday.

High Court registry sources said Governor S C Jamir will administer the oath to the new chief justice at 10.30 am at a ceremony to be held in the the High Court premises here.

Justice Saran was earlier officiating as a judge of Karnataka HC.

The post of Odisha chief justice was lying vacant since the former incumbent D H Waghela took oath as new chief justice of the Bombay HC on February 15.

Senior judge of Orissa HC Justice Pradeep K Mohanty was officiating as the acting chief justice.

Born on May 11, 1957, Justice Saran graduated from Allahabad University in 1976 and obtained LL.B in 1979. He was enrolled as an advocate with the UP Bar Council in July 1980 and practiced in the Allahabad High Court till he was elevated as a permanent judge of the same HC on February 14, 2002. He was transferred to Karnataka in the same capacity on February 16 last year.