Justice Dipankar Datta sworn in as the 28th judge of the Supreme Court

Justice Dipankar Dutta

One More well qualified and well versed judge took oath as Judge in Supreme Court today. His name is Justice Dipankar Dutta. He was administered the oath by CJI Justice DY Chandrachud in Court No. 1.

His elevation was recommended by the Collegium headed by former CJI UU Lalit while he was the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. Present CJI Chandrachud coordinated with the government and his notification could be written on paper.

Anyways, Justice Dutta came from renound law faternity. Datta was born in 1965 in a Bengali family. He came from a family with legal background. His father late Salil Kumar Datta, was a former Judge of the Calcutta High Court. His brother in law Justice Amitava Roy, is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Datta acquired his LL.B. degree from the Hazra Law College, University of Calcutta. He was in the first batch of 5 years Law course in the year 1989.

After completing his LL.B. he was enrolled as an Advocate on 16 November 1989. He started practising at the High Court at Calcutta and worked as a state panel lawyer also. He also practised at the Supreme Court of India and other High Courts at other states in India. He has specialized in Constitutional matters and Civil cases. Datta was the Counsel for the Union of India since 1998. He had appeared on behalf of the School Education Department, University of Calcutta, West Bengal Board in Secondary Education and the West Bengal School Service Commission. He was the Junior Standing Counsel for the State of West Bengal from 16 May 2002 to 16 January 2004. Datta was a Guest Lecturer in the Hazra Law College from the year 1996–1997 to 1999–2000. He was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on 22 June 2006.

On 23 April 2020, he was appointed as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and took oath on 28 April 2020. He was elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India today on 12 December 2022.

Justice Dikankar Dutta was finally elevated to the Supreme Court.

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