SHILLONG — According to official information Justice Muhammad Raffiq will be sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court Collegium had appointed Justice Raffiq as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on October 15.
Governor Tathagata Roy would administer him the oath of office and secrecy at Raj Bhavan, reports IANS. He will be the eighth Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
Justice Muhammad Raffiq, 59, succeeds Ajay Kumar Mittal who is now the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, senior High Court judge, is the acting Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
Justice Rafiq, Born in Churu, Rajasathan, started his law practice in 1984. He practiced exclusively in the Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law. He served as an advocate from 1999 to 2006.
In 2008, he was appointed as Justice at the Rajasthan High Court. Rafiq also served as acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court twice.
He has been known an expert on Indian Constitution, service, land acquisition, tax, and company law cases.
(With inputs from IANS)