Justice Vijai Kumar Bisht appointed Chief Justice of Sikkim

Gangtok, 25 Oct:

Senior judge of the High Court of Uttarakhand, Vijai Kumar Bisht was appointed the new Chief Justice of Sikkim on Wednesday.

A notification was published on 24 Oct by the Ministry of Law and Justice appointing Justice Bisht as the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Sikkim.

Earlier this month, the collegium of three Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph, had recommended Justice VK Bisht’s elevation.

Notably, Justice Bisht was in the division bench along with the then Chief Justice KM Joseph which quashed President’s rule in Uttarakhand in April 2016.