Justice Jayant Patel was on 12 August 2015 appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court. Justice Patel has replaced Justice VM Sahai who retired as acting chief justice on superannuation.
Justice Patel (59), who hails from Veraval town in Junagadh district, graduated in commerce and law from MS University. He started practicing law in 1979.
During his three-decade career as advocate, he had appeared for Union government, Railways and Income Tax department. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court in 2001 and confirmed as a permanent judge in 2004.
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Who: Justice Jayant Patel
When: 12 August 2015
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