Justice Sanjib Banerjee was on Wednesday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
Governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath of office to the new chief justice at the swearing in ceremony held at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the transfer of Justice Banerjee from the Madras High Court to Meghalaya on November 9.
Justice Banerjee replaces Chief Justice Ranji Vasantrao More who has retired.
Justice Sanjib Banerjee was born on November 2, 1961. Studied in St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta and St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling.
Passed B.Sc. with Honours in Economics in the year 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986-87 – both from the University of Calcutta.
He enrolled as Advocate on November 21, 1990. Practised principally in the High Court at Calcutta as well as in the Supreme Court of India, other High Courts and Tribunals, primarily in Civil, Company, Arbitration and Constitutional Law branches. Specialised in Corporate and Intellectual Property Laws matters. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006.
He has delivered judgments in matters encompassing almost all branches including important public interest litigations.
Banerjee had earlier served as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.