AGARTALA, Oct 27 - Former Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta will be the first Chairman of the Tripura Human Rights Commission, an official said here on Tuesday.
�A committee headed by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has chosen the Chairman and Members of the Tripura Human Rights Commission,� a Law Department official said. He said the committee at its meetings on October 19 and 26 decided to appoint Justice Sengupta as the Chairman and former Principal Secretary of the State RP Meena and former Law Secretary Samiran Das as Members of the Commission.
Tripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath and Leader of Opposition Sudip Roy Barman of the Congress are the Members of the Selection Committee.
Justice Sengupta was sworn-in as the Lokayukta in Sikkim on May 18. He will quit this post to take up the new assignment. He was also the judge of the Uttarakhand High Court before being made the Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice in May 2013.
Chief Minister Sarkar recently said, �According to rules, the Commission Chairman has to be a retired Supreme Court judge or retired High Court Chief Justice. For many years, we looked for such a retired judge but failed.� � IANS