Judge Dipankar Datta has been sworn in as a member of the Supreme Court

In a ceremony held on Monday, Justice Dipankar Datta, the former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court.

During a ceremony in the top court, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud administered the oath of office to Justice Datta. As a result of this appointment, the Supreme Court has a working strength of 28 judges, compared with a sanctioned strength of 34 judges.

A recommendation to appoint Justice Datta was made on September 26 by the SC Collegium headed by former Chief Justice of India U U Lalit.

As an advocate, Justice Datta enrolled on November 16, 1989, having been born on February 9, 1965. Justice Salil Kumar Datta, one of the former judges of the Calcutta High Court, is his son, and Justice Amitava Roy, another former SC judge, is his brother-in-law.

His practice included constitutional and civil matters in the Calcutta High Court, the Supreme Court, and other High Courts. In June 2006, he was appointed a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court, and in April 2020, he was elevated to the position of Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

In the meantime, the Centre on Sunday announced the appointment of Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala as Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in the wake of Justice Datta’s elevation to the Supreme Court.


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