Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India. He will hold the tenure for over seven months till August 27, as per the media reports.
President Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Kehar at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, said the PTI report.
64-year old Khehar took oath in the name of God in English at the ceremony where the Opposition was conspicuous by its absence. He will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community.
Then CJI, T S Thakur had last month recommended the name of Justice Khehar, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, to be his successor. Justice Thakur demitted office on Tuesday.
Besides heading the bench in NJAC matter, Justice Khehar has also headed a bench which had set aside the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh in January.
He was a part of the bench which sent Sahara chief Subrata Roy to jail while hearing the matter relating to the refund of money invested by people in his two companies.