Present Chief Justice of India, JS Khehar will be retiring on August 27 and he has named Justice Dipak Misra as his successor, according to the sources.
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As a procedure of appointing new Chief Justice of India, the law minister writes to the ongoing Chief Justice about the recommendation on who should succeed him. Chief Justice Khehar replied with Justice Dipak Misra on this occasion.
Justice Mishra, 63, is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Khehar.
Justice Deepak Misra is the same judge who led the supreme court bench that confirmed death to four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case
Justice Misra will retire on October 2, 2018