Shillong: Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, senior High Court judge, has been appointed the Acting Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
The appointment has been made following the transfer of incumbent Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal to the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Thangkhiew was sworn in as the judge of Meghalaya High Court in November 2018.
Justice Mittal was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court on May 28, 2019.
On October 15, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended Rajasthan High Court Judge, Justice Muhammad Rafiq as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
The Supreme Court Collegium had also approved the proposal for the elevation of Wanlura Diengdoh, Judicial Officer, as Judge of the Meghalaya High Court.