The senior-most Judge of the Manipur High Court Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad has assumed charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court.
He succeeded Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra who has relinquished the charge of office.
Earlier in February 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee had transferred Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad from Jharkhand High Court to Manipur High Court in exercise of his powers conferred to him by Article 222 of the Constitution of India.
About Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
- Born on 1 July, 1955. He had completed his schooling and graduation from Bihar. He had obtained his LL.B. Degree from Patna Law College, Patna.
- He had enrolled as an Advocate in Bihar State Bar Council, Patna in 1980 and practiced in the area of Criminal, Civil and Writ matter at Patna High Court, Patna.
- He joined as Additional District Judge into Superior Judicial Service in 1991 and was promoted to the post of District Judge in 2001.
- He had joined as Registrar General, High Court of Jharkhand, Ranchi in June, 2001 and later was elevated to the post of High Court Judge in February, 2006.