Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was on Sunday sworn in as the 42nd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. 63-year-old Justice Dattu took oath in the name of God at a brief ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Justice R M Lodha, who retired as the CJI, senior judges of the Supreme Court, the High Court, retired judges and members of the Bar were also present. Justice Dattu has been heading the bench monitoring investigations into the 2G spectrum scam. He will have a tenure of 14 months and will retire on December 2, 2015.
He is the second apex court judge to take oath as the Chief Justice of India this year. Justice Lodha took oath in April this year.