- Ranjan Gogoi retired as Chief Justice of India on November 17
- He has moved out of 5 Krishna Menon Marg bungalow
- Justice SA Bobde has taken over as the new Chief Justice of India
Justice 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 Khehar, a former Chief Justice, also vacated a week after his retirement.
Justice Gogoi retired days after delivering the landmark Ayodhya temple-mosque case verdict as part of a five-judge Constitution bench. Justice SA Bobde has taken over as the new Chief Justice of India.
On his last working day, he sat in the Supreme Court's number one court for a few minutes, during which the lawyers' body of the Supreme Court paid tribute to him.
In a video speech, Justice Gogoi said "the indifference of (stakeholders in the justice delivery infrastructure) to the dignity of our institution has reached new lows in the recent past, as rank hooliganism and intimidatory behaviour has become the order of the day in some pockets of our court system. This has to be acknowledged, so that its vicious designs are defeated and the glory of our institution stands uncompromised."