NEW DELHI, Oct 29 - Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, second seniormost judge of the Supreme Court who will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), is recognised for handling several important matters, including the Ayodhya land dispute case � judgement for which is awaited.
Justice Bobde will take charge as the 47th CJI on November 18, a day after incumbent Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires. He will be the CJI for around 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021.
Bobde is part of the five-judge Constitution Bench dealing with the Ayodhya land dispute case, one of the longest running legal battle.
He has also handled one of the most controversial cases related to allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Gogoi.
The in-house Bench, headed by Justice Bobde, has given a clean chit to Justice Gogoi, saying �no substance� was found in the allegation levelled by a former employee. � IANS