Shillong, November 24, 2021(MMP): Justice Sanjib Banerjee was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court by the Governor of Meghalaya Satya Pal Malik at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Shillong today. Justice Banerjee replaced Chief Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More who superannuated on November 3. The swearing-in ceremony was held under strict adherence of protocol issued by the state Government.
Meghalaya Law Minister James Sangma, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, Justice Wanlura Diengdoh were also present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Justice Banerjee studied in St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta and St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling. He graduated with honours in Economics in 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986-87 – both from the University of Calcutta. Justice Banerjee was enrolled as an Advocate on November 21, 1990, and practised principally in the High Court at Calcutta as well as in the Supreme Court of India, other High Courts and Tribunals, primarily in Civil, Company, Arbitration and Constitutional Law branches. Earlier, Justice Banerjee has served in the Madras High Court for a brief period.