IMPHAL, July 10: The acting Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court, Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan today.
The Registrar General of the High Court of Manipur, S Serto Kom, read out the warrant of appointing Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur. Governor VK Duggal administered the oath.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Education minister Moirangthem Okendro, PHE minister Irengbam Hemochandra, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Thokchom Lokeshwor, Works minister Kh Ratan, Parliamentary Secretary K Meghachandra, Chief Secretary PC Lawmkunga, DGP Shahid Ahmed Shah and various high ranking officials of the judiciary. Chairman of the Hill Area Committee Chaltolian Amo and other politicians also attended the swearing-in function.
Interacting with the media after being sworn in as the Chief Justice, Justice Mohapatra said that people have to wait for a little while before anything could be done about the shortage of manpower in the High Court as the court started functioning only in the recent past.