Justice Sharad Bobde of the Bombay High Court was on Tuesday elevated as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is likely to be sworn in on October 16.
Justice Bobde was appointed as an additional judge of the Bombay High Court in March 2000,two years after he was designated as a senior advocate. He is known for his sound legal acumen and sharp wit.
He has heard several high-profile cases including the Adarsh housing society scam,the PIL against Lavasa Corporation Limited,the Maval firing incident and the residential tower near Hindustan Petroleum Corporation refinery,Chembur.
Justice Bobde,who completed his education in Nagpur,enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra in September 1978 and practiced as a lawyer mainly before the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay HC. In his 21-year career as a lawyer he also appeared before the Bombay HCs principal bench in Mumbai as well as the SC. His father Arvind Bobde was the former Advocate General of Maharashtra.