Justice Mukesh R Shah sworn in as Patna HC CJ

PATNA: Justice Mukesh R Shah was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna high court on Sunday. Governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath of office to Justice Shah at Raj Bhavan.
Justice Shah was a judge of the Gujarat high court before his appointment as the Chief Justice of Patna high court.
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 graduated in 1979. He completed LLB from Gujarat University in 1982 and was 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 CBI. He also appeared in a large number of cases related to central excise and customs law on behalf of Union of India. He appeared in many important criminal matters representing the CBI and also handled civil, service and labour law cases.
He became a judge of the Gujarat high court on March 7, 2004 and was confirmed as permanent judge on June 22, 2005.