Manjula Chellur appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court
Justice Manjula Chellur has been selected as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. Currently, she is the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
She will succeed CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who retires on August 24, 2016. She will be second woman Chief Justice of the Bombay HC, after Sujata Manohar in 1994.
About Manjula Chellur
- Justice Manjula Chellur was born on December 5, 1955 in Karnataka.
- She was the first woman advocate to practice in Bellary district and later in 1988 became a district judge.
- In 2000, she was appointed as the first woman judge of Karnataka High Court. She was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court in November 2011.
- She had sworn-in as the Chief Justice in September 2012 and was transferred to Calcutta High Court in 2014.