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Madras HC Chief Justice leaves for Meghalaya to assume office as CJ

- November 17, 2021

Chennai, Nov 17 (BPNS)

Madras High Court Chief Justice, Sanjib Banerjee has left for Meghalaya on Wednesday to assume office as the Chief Justice of that state.

The central government had issued a notification on November 15th transferring the Chief Justice of Madras High Court as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.

The Supreme Court collegium had on September 16 has recommended his transfer to Meghalaya. There were protests from several corners including Madras Bar Association and Madras High Court Advocates Association on the transfer of Justice Sanjib Banerjee to Meghalaya High Court.

The advocate associations and 31 designated councils of the Madras High court had sent petitions to the Supreme Court collegium that Justice Sanjib Banerjee had joined the Madras High Court as Chief Justice only on January 4,2021, and that he had served the chartered High Court only for ten months.

Justice Sanjib Banerjee was elevated to become the Chief Justice of Madras high court while he was serving his parent High court in Calcutta.

Justice Sanjib Banerjee did his law course at the University of Calcutta and got enrolled as an Advocate on November 21, 1990. He was a practicing advocate at Calcutta High Court and Supreme Court of India and has also appeared in several tribunals. He became a Judge at Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006, and is to retire on November 1, 2023.