Cuttack: Justice Mohammad Rafiq is likely to take oath as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on April 26, sources said on Saturday.
On April 23, President Ram Nath Kovind, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transferred Justice Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
The Orissa High Court has been functioning under the aegis of Acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda since January 5, 2020 following the retirement of Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri.
Born in Sujangarh, Churu, Justice Rafiq started his law practice in 1984. He practiced exclusively in the Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law. He served as an advocate from 1999 to 2006.
In 2008, he was appointed as Justice at the Rajasthan High Court.
Justice Rafiq was elevated as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court in November 2019.