March 23, 2019

AK Tripathi, CJ of Chhattisgarh, Resigns After Appointment As Lokpal Member, Justice PK Mishra the Acting CJ


After appointment as Member (Judicial) Lokpal, Chhattisgarh CJ AK Tripathi resigned and Justice PK Mishra was appointed the acting Chief Justice.

A Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice notification dated March 22, 2019, states that Justice PK Mishra has been appointed to perform the duties of CJ of the Chhattisgarh High Court with effect from the date Chief Justice Tripathi relinquishes charge as Chief Justice. Born August 29, 1964 at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra enrolled as an advocate on September 4, 1987. The senior most judge of the Chhattisgarh High court, he practiced law in district court at Raigarh, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur, and dealt with civil, criminal and writ branches of law. In January 2005, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh. Till his elevation as a Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on December 10, 2009, he also served as the Advocate General for the state.

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