Justice Amitava Roy new Chief Justice of Odisha High Court

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, July 24:

Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Amitava Roy will take over as the new Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court.

Justice Roy is likely to take oath on August 6, sources said.

Justice Amitava Roy
Justice Amitava Roy

Roy was born on March 1, 1953 in Dibrugarh in Assam and belongs to a family of lawyers. His father Late Anadi Bhushan Roy was a practising Senior Advocate. His father-in-law, late Salil Kumar Dutta had been a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.

Roy completed his post graduation in Physics from Dibrugarh University and did his LL.B. from the same university in 1976.

He was enrolled with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on February 20, 1976.

After practising at the district courts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia from 1976 to 1981, Roy shifted his practice to the Guwahati High Court in 1981 where he practiced in the Central Administrative Tribunal and the district subordinate courts.

He was appointed as a senior government advocate of the Arunachal Pradesh government in the Guwahati High Court from 1991 to 1996.

A member of Assam Law Commission, Roy was designated as senior advocate by the High Court on June 3, 1999.

He was elevated as the Judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 4, 2002 and later became the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on January 2, 2013.

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