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Ayodhya verdict: Meet judges of the bench

Ayodhya verdict: Meet judges of the bench

New Delhi: After seven decades of a protracted legal battle, the Supreme Court on Saturday will pronounce the judgment in Ayodhya title dispute case at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday.

The notice on the judgment was uploaded on the website of the court during the late evening on Friday. Earlier, during the day, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had held a highly confidential meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police. It is learnt this meeting focussed at taking stock of the law and order situation in the state.

A five judge bench headed by Chief JusticeGogoi and comprising Chief Justice-designate Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.A. Nazeer, had reserved the judgement on October 17, after 40 days of daily hearing on the matter, which began on August 6.

Ranjan Gogoi

Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the current Chief Justice of India. On 17th November 2019, his term as Chief Justice will come to an end.

It may be mentioned that he is the first Chief Justice of India who belongs to Northeast India.

His father was the Chief Minister of Assam in 1982.

SA Bobde

Sharad Arvind Bobde who was born on 24th April 1956 started his career as an advocate on 13th September 1978. He became the senior advocate in 1998.

In 2000, he was appointed as the Additional Judge of Bombay High Court. He became the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh in 2012.

On 12th April 2013, he became the judge of the Supreme Court of India.

He is the next Chief Justice of India.

Ashok Bhushan

Justice Ashok Bhushan started his career by enrolling in the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh. Later, he became the Judge of Allahabad High Court.

On 13th May 2016, he became the judge of the Supreme Court.

D.Y. Chandrachud

Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud who was born on 11th November 1959 started his career as a junior advocate.

Later, he became the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.

On 13th May 2016, he was appointed as the judge of the Supreme Court.

S. Abdul Nazeer

Justice S. Abdul Nazeer also started his career as an advocate in 1983. After working as Judge of Karnataka High Court, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

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