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The Central Government has notified the appointment of Subhasis Talapatra, Judge of the Tripura High Court as the Acting Chief Justice of the same court today.
Justice Talapatra will take charge as the Acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court from the date on which Justice Sanjay Karol relinquishes charge of the office of Chief Justice. Justice Karol was recently transferred to the Patna High Court.
Justice Talapatra had earlier served as the Acting Chief Justice of Tripura High Court once before, for a 12 day period last year, following the elevation of Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi to the Supreme Court.
Justice Talapatra did his graduation in Arts and Law from University of Calcutta. He enrolled with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on September 12, 1990. He mainly practised at Agartala Bench of Gauhati High Court and appeared in Constitutional, civil and criminal matters. He was designated as a Senior Advocate on December 21, 2004.
Justice Talapatra was sworn in as an Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on November 15, 2011. He was made a Permanent Judge of the High Court in September 2013.
[Read the notification here]