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Justice Manjula Chellur sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court

India TV News Desk 06 Aug 2014, 8:33:28 AM IST
India TV News Desk
Kolkata: Justice Manjula Chellur was on Tuesday sworn-in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Manjula Chellur at an event organised in Raj Bhavan here.

Chellur became the 37th Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court replacing Justice Arun Mishra, who has been elevated to the Supreme Court.

Beginning her career as an advocate in Bellary, Chellur went to become the first woman judge of Karnataka High Court in 2000.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharjee, Senior Judges of the High Court and other distinguished persons attended the searing-in ceremony.