Jharkhand gets first woman Chief Justice

July 13th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, July 13 (IANS) Gyan Sudha Mishra, the first woman Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, was Sunday sworn in by governor Syed Sibte Razi at the Raj Bhawan here. Mishra is the sixth Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court after the state was carved out from Bihar Nov 2000.

Mishra was enrolled as lawyer in 1974 in Patna High Court. She was elevated to the post of judge in 1994 after which she was transferred to Rajasthan High Court.

Her father, S.C. Mishra, was Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

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