Justice Pritinkar Diwakar became the new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Governor administered the oath
Senior Justice Pritinkar Diwakar was on Sunday sworn in as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandi Ben Patel. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Chief Justice’s court. On this occasion, Minister Suresh Khanna, Chief Secretary Uttar Pradesh, Advocate General Ajay Mishra, Additional Advocate General MC Chaturvedi, Neeraj Tripathi, Manish Goel and judicial officers, besides a large number of senior and junior lawyers were present on behalf of the state government.
As per the pre-determined schedule, the swearing-in ceremony took place at the Chief Justice Court at exactly 11:00 am. After the swearing-in ceremony, the governor met all the judges. The program of photo session with the Governor also concluded. Justices of the Allahabad and Lucknow benches were present at the swearing-in ceremony. Family members and relatives of the Chief Justice and sitting judges of Madhya Pradesh also participated in the function.
Justice Pritinkar Diwakar started practice in the Chhattisgarh High Court after studying law from Durgavati University, Jabalpur. He was designated as Senior Advocate in 2005. After this, in 2009, he became a judge in the Chhattisgarh High Court. In 2018, he was transferred to the Allahabad High Court. Rajesh Bindal, who was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, was appointed as the acting Chief Justice here after he was made a judge of the Supreme Court. After this, on the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium, the President appointed him as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.