END OF AN ERA: JUSTICE DEEPAK GUPTA IS RETIRING ON 6TH MAY, SUPREME COURT DECLARES ‘VIRTUAL FAREWELL’ IN HIS HONOUR

The Supreme Court, taking consideration of the nationwide lockdown, decides to arrange a ‘virtual farewell function’ in honour of Justice Deepak Gupta whose retirement takes place on 6th May, 2020. The function will take place at 4:30 pm on the same day via video conferencing, following the footsteps of Kerala High Court’s online farewell to Justice CK Abdul Rahim. Justice Deepak Gupta had a tremendous journey throughout his career in Law. After obtaining his LLB from Delhi University in 1978, he started practicing in Himachal Pradesh High Court and became the President of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Bar Association in 2002-03 and was appointed as a Judge there in 2004. Justice Gupta served as the head of the court’s green bench and also served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Himachal High Court twice in 2007. He was also the president of the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy and the Executive Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority. Not only stopping at that, in 2013, he took oath as a Chief Justice in Tripura High Court and was transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court in 2016. He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India and sworn in on 17 February 2017 and known to have a sterling reputation there. It is indeed the end of an era to say farewell to such a prominent personality and without any proper manner, it is incomplete. Therefore, the measure taken by the Court of online farewell is very apt and innovative. (Image Source : Google)