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Justice Tirath Singh Thakur sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India

Thakur succeeded incumbent Justice H L Dattu who retired on 2 December 2015.

Dec 3, 2015 12:55 IST
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Justice Tirath Singh (TS) Thakur was on 3 December 2015 sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Thakur succeeded incumbent Justice H L Dattu who retired on 2 December 2015.

He will have the tenure as CJI for over one year and will retire on 4 January 2017.

About Justice Tirath Singh Thakur
• Born on 4 January 1952, Justice Thakur enrolled as a Pleader in October 1972. He was designated as a senior advocate in 1990.
• In February 1994, he was appointed as an additional judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and was transferred as a judge of the Karnataka High Court in March 1994.
• He was appointed as a permanent judge in September 1995 and transferred to the Delhi High Court in July 2004.
• He was appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in April 2008 and in August 2008, he took over as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
• He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on 17 November 2009.

Cases dealt by Justice TS Thakur
• As a Supreme Court judge, Justice Thakur headed the bench which delivered the verdict to reform cricket controlling body BCCI in the wake of allegations of betting and spot-fixing scandal during IPL.
• He also headed the bench which ordered probe into the multi-crore chit fund scam in eastern India also known as Saradha scam.
• He heard the multi-crore rupee NRHM scam, in which ex-UP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha is also an accused, besides other politicians and bureaucrats.

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