New Delhi, Sep 26: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said the issue did not need any interference of the court and rejected it as “without merit”.
The petition was filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment.
The bench said: “We find that it is not a case we need to interfere. We do not find merit in this. Your writ of quo warranto is devoid of merit.”
On September 13, President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.
He will assume office on October 3 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.
Justice Gogoi will have a term of 13 months 15 days.
He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in April, 2012.