Justice Jagdish Bhalla takes oath as new Himachal CJ

Justice Jagdish BhallaShimla: Justice Jagdish Bhalla was sworn in as 19th Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court at the Raj Bhawan here today.

Bhalla succeeded Justice V.K. Gupta who has now been transferred to Uttarakhand High Court as Chief Justice.

Governor V.S.Kokje administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Jagdish Bhalla as Chief Justice of H.P. High Court.

Bhalla was appointed CJ of the state High Court by President Pratibha Patil last month.

Ravi Dhingra, Chief Secretary read out the warrant of appointment of Justice Jagdish Bhalla thereby appointing him as Chief Justice of Himachal High Court.

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