New Delhi: Ranjan Gogoi, who retired on 17 November as the Chief Justice of India, has vacated his official home long before his one-month deadline. Justice Gogoi has moved out of the 5 Krishna Menon Marg Bungalow assigned to him; he is probably the first Chief Justice to vacate his official residence just three days after retirement.
Justice JS Kheha, a former Chief Justice, also vacated a week after his retirement.
Ranjan Gogoi retired days after delivering the landmark Ayodhya temple-mosque case verdict as part of a five-judge Constitution bench. Justice SA Bobde has take over the new Chief Justice of India.
On his last working day, Ranjan Gogoi sat in number one court of the Supreme Court for few minutes during which the lawyers’ body of the Supreme Court paid tribute to him. Justice Gogoi will be now residing in Guwahati.