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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking the appointment of Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The district court also imposed a fine of roubles. 1 lakh to the petitioner.

A bench of Delhi High Court comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad delivered the judgment and said that the petition is not a public interest litigation (PIL) but a “public interest” petition.

Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari, president of an organization called Gram Uday Foundation, had moved a petition opposing the appointment of the CJI.

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On November 9, Justice DY Chandrachud was sworn in as the 50th CJI. President Droupadi Murmu was sworn in at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Justice DY Chandrachud took charge after former Chief Justice UU Lalit retired on November 8.



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