Gangtok: Former Chief Justice of Sikkim Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari took oath as a Supreme Court Judge in New Delhi on August 31. He is the first Judge from Sikkim High Court elevated as a Judge in the Apex Court.

Chief Justice of India V.N. Ramana administered the oath of secrecy and office for nine new elevated judges to the Supreme Court of India. Justice Maheshwari will hold office for four years and ten days in the Supreme Court.

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Born on June 29, 1961, in Jaura in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, Justice Maheshwari served as the Chief Justice in Sikkim for a short period of 8 months since January 2021.

In 2005, Maheshwari was appointed as Additional Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court and was appointed as a permanent judge in November 2007.

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