Justice S Muralidhar takes oath as new CJ of Orissa HC

Justice S Muralidhar onMonday took oath as the 32nd Chief Justice of Orissa HighCourt.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath ofoffice to the new chief justice in a simple ceremony at RajBhavan here.

Law Minister Pratap Jena, Leader of OppositionPradipta Kumar Naik, Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra, DGP Abhay,ACS Home Sanjeev Chopra and other senior dignitaries werepresent at the function.

Taking to twitter, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said:”Congratulate Justice Dr S Muralidhar on being appointed asChief Justice of Orissa High Court. Welcome him to #Odisha andwish him a successful tenure.” Justice Muralidhar succeeds Justice Mohammad Rafiq asthe new chief justice of the Orissa High Court.

Muralidhar was born on August 8, 1961. He enrolled asan advocate on September 12, 1984 and practiced in civilcourts in Chennai, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court ofIndia.

Muralidhar was appointed as an Additional Judge ofDelhi High Court on May 29, 2006 and as Permanent Judge onAugust 29, 2007. Later, he was transferred to Punjab andHaryana High Court on March 6, 2020.

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