Vijayawada: Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheswari was on Monday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan administered the oath to Justice Maheswari.
However, Justice Mahes-wari had to take the oath a second time following an error during the first oath.
An inadvertent mistake by the officials meant that the Mr Maheswari took oath as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh instead of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
He later repeated the oath in the VIP room of the venue — Tumallapalli Kalaksh-etram.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also attended the ceremony. It was Governor’s special secretary Mukesh Kumar Meena who had noticed the error and arranged the second oath taking in the VIP room.
Before being sworn in as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Mr Maheswari was a judge in Madhya Pradesh High Court.
While the High Court of the state had been functioning since January, Justice C. Praveen Kumar had been acting as the Chief Justice....