18/10/2019 11:51 AM IST

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Has Recommended Justice SA Bobde As Successor: Report

CJI Gogoi will demit office on November 17.

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

NEW DELHI — Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, as his successor.

Official sources told PTI that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be the next chief justice.

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Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, will demit the office on November 17.

Official sources said the chief justice has gone by the convention to recommend the name of the next senior judger after him as his successor.