The Union government has appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India, according to sources. Misra will be taking over from current CJI JS Khehar, who is retiring on August 27.
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.
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Justice Dipak Misra is the same judge who led the supreme court bench that confirmed death to four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case.
Justice Mishra, 63, is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Khehar. He will retire on October 2, 2018.