Shreeniwas Oka sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Shreeniwas Oka sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

BENGALURU: Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka took oath as the chief justice of Karnataka High Court.nnAt a simple ceremony here, governor Vajubhai Vala administered oath to Justice Oka who had previously served as a judge in the Bombay High Court.nnPrior to oath-taking, chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar read out the order issued by the Rastrapati Bhavanj regarding Justice Okas appointment as the new chief justice of Karnataka High Court.nnOn the occasion, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, Bengaluru mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun, acting chief justice L Narayanaswamy and the director general of police Neelamani M Raju were present.nnAfter the elevation of Karnataka chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari as a judge in the Supreme Court, the Centre notified the appointment of Justice Oka as the chief justice of Karnataka.nnOka was one of the senior-most judges of the Bombay High Court.nnHe had enrolled as an Advocate in 1983 and started practising in Thane district court.nnHe was elevated as additional judge of the Bombay High Court in August, 2003 and appointed as a permanent Judge in November 2005.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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