PATNA: Justice Mukesh R Shah was on Sunday sworn in as the chief justice of Patna high court. Bihar governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath of office to justice Shah at a function organised at Raj Bhavan.
Justice Shah has served as a judge at the Gujarat high court.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary, legislative council deputy chairman Haroon Rashid, former CM Rabri Devi, ministers, judges of the high court, advocates and other officials were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Born on May 16, 1958, justice Shah completed his graduation in 1979. He completed LL.B from Gujarat University in 1982 and enrolled as an advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of Gujarat on July 19, 1982.
He was the additional standing counsel for central government and retainer counsel for the CBI. He also appeared in large number of cases in Central Excise and Customs Law on behalf of Union of India. He appeared in many important criminal matters representing CBI and also handled civil, service and labour law cases.
He became a judge of the Gujarat HC on March 7, 2004 and was confirmed as permanent judge on June 22, 2005.