NEW DELHI - Justice Amitava Roy was Friday sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court. With the elevation of Roy, who was chief justice of the Orissa High Court, the strength of the apex court has gone up to 29 against a sanctioned strength of 31 judges. Justice Roy will have a tenure of three years. Coming from a family of lawyers and judges from Kolkata, Justice Roy, born March 1, 1953,
started practice in the district courts in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia in Assam from 1976 to 1981, before shifting to the Gauhati High Court. He was elevated as judge in the high Court Feb 4, 2002 and elevated as chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court Jan 2, 2013 and shifted to the Orissa High Court in the same capacity Aug 6, 2014.