Justice Dinesh Maheshwari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

Justice Dinesh Maheswari was earlier a senior Judge of the Allahabad High Court.

PTI| Updated: Feb 24, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Shillong: Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was on Wednesday sworn-in as the chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court.

Governor V Shanmuganathan administered the oath of office to the Chief Justice at a ceremony in Raj Bhavan where Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and his cabinet colleagues, judges and government officials were present.

Maheshwari replaces former chief Justice Uma Nath Singh who retired on January 14.

Maheswari was earlier a senior Judge of the Allahabad High Court.

After Justice Singh?s retirement, Justice TNK Singh took over as acting chief justice till his retirement last month.

Since then, the Meghalaya High Court has been functioning with only one Judge, Justice SR Sen who was also serving as the acting Chief of the high court.