from Rons Bantwal for Daijiworld News Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 28: Maharashtra governor S M Krishna administered the oath of office to Justice Kshitij Rameshbhai Vyas as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court at a brief ceremony held at Banquet Hall, Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.
The ceremony was attended by Judges of the Bombay High Court, Chief Secretary R M Premkumar, Director General of Police Dr P S Pasricha, Commissioner of Mumbai Police A N Roy and several high ranking officers of the Government and Judiciary.
Justice Vyas was Judge of the Gujarat High Court before being appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. Born on 19 July 1944 at village Bhalod of Bharuch district, he obtained Law Degree from M S University of Baroda. He started legal practice at Jhagadia in 1968 and later shifted to High Court of Gujarat.
After putting in 22 years of practice as Advocate on Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Election matters, he was elevated as Judge of the High Court on 22 November 1990. Justice Vyas was Member of Standing Committee of High Court and was Executive Chairman of the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority.