Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Justice Lodha takes oath as chief justice of Patna high court

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha today took oath as Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

Bihar Governor R S Gavai administered the oath of office to Justice Lodha at a simple ceremony at Rajbhawan here this evening.

Those who attended the ceremony included Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ramashray Prasad Singh, Law Minister Ramnath Thakur and several other dignitaries.

Justice Lodha was earlier Judge of Rajasthan High Court. He also served in Mumbai High Court.

After obtaining law graduation (LLB) from Jodhpur university, he was enrolled with Bar Council of Rajasthan. He practised exclusively in Rajasthan High Court and dealt with almost all branches of the law. Prior to his elevation of judge of Rajasthan High Court on January 31, 1994, he was the standing counsel of the Central government and was in-charge of entire litigation of the Union government at Jaipur bench from 1990 to 1992.