CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

CJI Ranjan Gogoi (file image)

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to government recommending Justice S A Bobde as his successor, say sources.

CJI Gogoi commended by writing a letter of appointment for second senior most judge Justice S A Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. As per tradition, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor. CJI Gogoi is retiring on November 17, 2019.

Justice SA Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in April, 2013. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021.

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Born on April 24, 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde studied in the Nagpur University. He joined the Bombay High Court in 2000 as additional judge. In 2012, he became Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

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