Justice Vijay Bishnoi sworn in as chief justice of Gauhati High Court

Justice Vijay Bishnoi was sworn in as chief justice of the Gauhati High Court on February 5.

Assam governor Gulab Chand Kataria administered the oath of office to Justice Vijay Bishnoi as the chief justice of Gauhati HC at a solemn function held at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on February 5 in the presence of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Narayan Prasad deputy secretary to the Government of India, said in a notification, “In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Vijay Bishnoi, Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, to be Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.”

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Assam legislative assembly speaker Biswajit Daimary, minister for panchayat and rural development Ranjit Dass, Assam chief secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur, Assam advocate general Devajit Saikia, DGP GP Singh, Meghalaya DGP LR Bishnoi, judges of Gauhati High Court, members from legal fraternity, and other senior officials of Assam government.

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