Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose takes oath as India's first Lokpal

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose takes oath as India's first Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Retired Supreme Court Judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose on Saturday took oath as India's first Lokpal.

"President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson, Lokpal, at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan," an official statement said.

Justice Ghose will head the panel that comprise Justice Dilip B. Bhosale, Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Justice Abhilasha Kumari and Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi.

Besides, the panel would have Dinesh Kumar Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam as non-judicial members.