Gangtok: Senior high court judge Vijai Kumar Bisht on Wednesday was appointed the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, as notified by the Union ministry of law and justice.
Justice Bisht, who was serving as the judge in Uttarakhand High Court, was recommended for elevation earlier this month by a collegium of three Supreme Court judges including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
Bisht was born in September 1957 in Landsowne, Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. After obtaining a law degree from the Allahabad University, he was practising at the Allahabad High Court until he joined the Uttarakhand High Court.
During his tenure as a senior Judge at the Uttarakhand High Court, Justice Bisht has been part of several landmark judgements, including the one in which he was a part of the division bench along with then Chief Justice KM Joseph that quashed President’s rule in the state in April 2016.