Shillong, Nov 24: Justice Sanjib Banerjee was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday.
Governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath of office to him at the Raj Bhavan.
Justice Banerjee replaced Chief Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More who retired on November 3.
Justice Banerjee did his schooling from St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling and passed B.Sc with Honors in Economics in 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986-87 from University of Calcutta.
Justice Banerjee was enrolled as an Advocate on November 21, 1990.
He practiced in various High Courts.
He was elevated as Permanent Judge of Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006.
He was appointed as Chief Justice of Madras High Court on December 31, 2020 and took oath on January 4 2021. He was transferred as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on November 15, 2021.
From pulling up the Election Commission and holding it “responsible” for the second wave of COVID-19, to ordering a probe into whether the Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used Aadhaar data to send bulk text messages for election campaigning, Justice Banerjee made the news several times over his 10-month tenure as Chief Justice of Madras High Court.