Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 24:
Odisha-born Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty today took oath as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.
Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi in the presence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, minister and several other dignitaries.
Hailing from a distinguished family of jurists, Mohanty was serving as the acting Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court since October last year. He took oath as Judge of Jharkhand High Court on the April 11 last year.
Worth mentioning, Justice Mohanty was also appointed as acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court for five times. Prior to that, he was appointed as the Additional Government Advocate in the Orissa High Court and was the Special Public Prosecutor in the famous Graham Stains’ murder case.
Born on June 10, 1955, Mohanty completed his studies from old capital of Odisha, Cuttack. After completing his schooling from Ravenshaw Collegiate School and graduating from Ravenshaw College, now an university, he enrolled into Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Madhusudan Law College in 1978.
He followed the footsteps of his father late Justice Jugal Kishore Mohanty, a former judge of the Orissa High Court and his maternal grandfather late Justice Rajkishore Das who was also a judge of Orissa High Court. His father later went on to become the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court.