The judges who sent Sasikala back to jail

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 12:08 hrs
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A profile of the two Supreme Court judges whose verdict in the Disproportionate Assets case sent AIADMK leader V K Sasikala back to jail.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is almost 65 and his term ends on 27 May 2017.

He is son of Late Shri Justice Sambhu Chandra Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

A Commerce graduate from St.Xavier’s College, Calcutta, he completed his LLB from University of Calcutta and obtained an Attorney-at-Law at Calcutta High Court.

He enrolled as an Advocate on November 30, 1976 with the West Bengal Bar Council.

On July 17, 1997, he was elevated as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court.

Held the post of Executive Chairman, Andaman & Nicobar State Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, West Bengal, since January 2, 2007 and August 1, 2007 respectively.

Was Chairman of Institutional Ethics Committee of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.

Transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court and assumed the charge of Judge of the said High Court and assumed charge as an Acting Chief Justice on 25th June, 2012. On 12th December, 2012, appointed as the Chief Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

On 8th March, 2013, appointed and assumed charge as Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

The almost 64-year-old Justice J Amitava Roy was the former Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court. He is due to retire on March 1, 2018.

He belongs to a family of lawyers. His father Late Anadi Bhushan Roy was a practicing Senior Advocate of repute at Dibrugarh in the State of Assam.

His Father-in-Law, Late Salil Kumar Dutta had been a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.

His brother-in-law, Hon’ble Justice Dipankar Dutta is a sitting Judge of the Kolkata High Court.

Educated at Dibrugarh. After completing post graduation in Physics from the Dibrugarh University, he obtained his LL.B. degree from the same University in 1976.

Justice Amitava Roy was enrolled with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 20.02.1976. He had extensively practiced before the district courts in the Districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia from 1976 to 1981. He shifted his practice before the Gauhati High Court in 1981 and since then appeared before the Gauhati High Court, the Central Administrative Tribunal, Gauhati and the District Subordinate Courts at Gauhati. He practiced mainly on the Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour and Revenue side.

He had also been the Senior Government Advocate of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in the Gauhati High Court from 1991 to 1996. He was a member of Assam Law Commission till his elevation. He was designated Senior Advocate by the High Court on June 3, 1999.

Elevated as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 4, 2002 and was appointed as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court and took oath as such on January 1, 2013.

Transferred and appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on August 6, 2014.

Took oath as a Supreme Court Judge on February 27, 2015.

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