Judge HS Thangkhiew to officiate as acting CJ

Shillong, Nov 1: High Court of Meghalaya Judge HS Thangkhiew was appointed as acting Chief Justice after Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee retired on Wednesday.


According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice Department on Wednesday, “in exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint, Shri Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, Judge of the Meghalaya High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 02.11.2023 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Chief Justice, Meghalaya High Court on 01.11.2023”.

Justice Thangkhiew assumed office as a judge of the High Court of Meghalaya on November 19, 2018. He had served as Acting Chief Justice in November 2019.

After his LL.B  from Delhi University in 1990, he enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1990-1991.

The Gauhati High Court had designated him  as senior Advocate in August 2010.

The outgoing Chief Justice Banerjee was appointed as a judge of Calcutta High Court in 2006. He assumed the office of Chief Justice of the Madras High Court in January 2021.

Later, he was transferred to the High Court of Meghalaya in November 2021.

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