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P. Sathasivam takes oath as new Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Supreme Court Judge P. Sathasivam took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) today.

President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sathasivam at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Sathasivam succeeded CJI Altamas Kabir, whose last day in office was Thursday.

The 64-year-old Sathasivam joined as a permanent judge of the Madras High Court in January 1996.

He was transferred to the Punjab High Court in April 2007, and became a Supreme Court judge on August 21 2007. Sathasivam will remain in office till April 26, 2014. (ANI)