With 5 New Appointments, All High Courts Fill Chief Justice Vacancies

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The appointments were made in courts in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay

New Delhi: 

Five high courts in the country got new chief justices on Wednesday, a Law Ministry notification said.

The appointments were made in courts in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.

Justice Ramesh Rangnath, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh and Telengana High Court has been appointed chief justice of the Uttarakhand HC. Justice K M Joseph, who was heading the Nainital-based HC was elevated to the Supreme Court in August.

Vijai Kumar Bist, a judge of the Uttarakhand HC, has been elevated as chief justice of the Sikkim HC.

Debasis Kar Gupta, a judge of the Calcutta HC, has been elevated as chief justice in the same court.

Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court has been sent to the Gauhati HC as chief justice.

Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil, a jude of the Bombay HC, has been elevated as its chief justice.

With the fresh appointments, all the 24 high courts in the country have full-time chief justices.

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