MADIKERI: Justice Ajjikuttira S Bopanna has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court after the post had been vacant after the retirement of the Chief Justice Ajit Singh.
Hailing from Kodagu, Justice Bopanna is a senior judge from Karnataka High Court and is functioning there since his elevation.
Justice Bopanna enrolled as an advocate on November 21, 1984, practised in civil, constitutional, company and service matters in the High Court as well as the civil and labour courts. He also worked as a legal advisor to Central Public Sector Undertakings, and worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 to 2005.
Justice Bopanna was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on January 6, 2006, and became a permanent judge on January 3, 2007.
(with inputs from agencies)