Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee today. Justice Thakur succeeds Justice H L Dattu, who completed his tenure on December 02.
Prior to this Justice Thakur headed the benches which had delivered the verdict to reform BCCI. He also headed the bench which ordered probe into Saradha scam.
He was appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on April 9, 2008 and further he took over as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on August 11, 2008.
He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on November 17, 2009.