Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna sworn-in as Supreme Court judges


New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday administered the oath of office to justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna.

The swearing-in ceremony of the Supreme Court judges was held in court number 1.

With the swearing-in of justices Maheshwari and Khanna, the strength has now gone up to 28.The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31.

While Justice Maheshwari was the chief justice of the Karnataka High Court, Justice Khanna was a judge in the Delhi High Court.

A notification by the government was issued on Wednesday regarding the appointment of justices Maheshwari and Khanna as judges of the Supreme Court.

The apex court Collegium comprising CJI Gogoi and justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, N V Ramana and Arun Mishra on January 10 had recommended the names of justices Maheshwari and Khanna for elevation as Supreme Court judges.

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