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Published On: October 12, 2021 at 20:15 IST

Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi took oath as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday, October 12.

Justice Kureshi was administered by Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra for the Oath.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and other dignitaries in attendance.

Justice Kureshi replaces Justice Indrajit Mahanty, who has been assigned to the Tripura High Court as Chief Justice.

Justice Kureshi is the second-most senior judge in the High Court, and he will retire on March 7, 2022.

After earning an LL.B. degree in 1983, Justice Kureshi registered as an Advocate in Gujarat.

In March 2004, he was appointed as an Additional Judge to the Gujarat High Court, and in 2005, he was promoted to a permanent Judge.

In addition, in November 2018, Justice Kureshi was designated as an Acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, and in October 2018, he was assigned to the Bombay High Court.

Nonetheless, in September 2019, the Supreme Court collegium proposed that Justice Kureshi be elevated to the Tripura High Court.

This was notified by the Centre and Justice Kureshi took oath as the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court on 16th November 2019.

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