Kolkata: Justice Mohit Shantilal Shah on Thursday
took over as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
West Bengal Governor Devanand Konwar administered the
oath of office to justice Shah in a solemn function attended
by Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Law Minister
After the oath taking ceremony, the chief justice was
felicitated by the state advocate-general, president of the
Bar Association of High Court, president of Incorporated Law
Society and the chairman of Bar Council of West Bengal.
The post fell vacant after Chief Justice S S Nijjar was
elevated to the Supreme Court on November 17 this year.
Born on September 9, 1953, Shah secured gold medal for
standing first class first in LLB examination in 1976.
Shah started his practice in the Gujarat High Court in
1976. He was elevated as a judge to the bench of the Gujarat
High Court on September 18, 1995.