The Government Of India on Tuesday appointed Justice Rajesh Bindal as the acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajesh Bindal, senior – most Judge of Calcutta High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from April 29, 2021 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court”, reads the notification signed by Barun Mitra, Secretary of Government of India.
The appointment was made in view of the retirement of present Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan on April 28, 2021.
Justice Bindal was appointed Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2006. He was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh on December 8, 2020. Later, he was transferred to the Calcutta High Court on January 5, 2021.