Justice Sanjib Banerjee was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court today.
Governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath to Justice Banerjee, who was earlier the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan here.
Justice Banerjee replaces Ranjit Vasantrao More who retired on November 3. He was appointed permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in 2006. In January 2021 he was appointed Chief Justice of Madras High Court.
Lawyers had protested Justice Banerjee’s sudden transfer to Meghalaya High Court after just 10 months in Madras, during which he had earned praise for his administrative work as well as his landmark judgments that upheld constitutional values.
In his farewell message, Banerjee had said he was “leaving with the happiest memories” but said, he regret for he “could not completely demolish the feudal culture” amid which court staff work.