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Featured Image:  Retired chief justice of Calcutta High Court, Girsh Chandra Gupta, in file photo. 

By A Newsman

Kolkata, 16 December: WEST Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) is set to get a fulltime chairperson after a gap of nearly three years.

A panel headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today met at the state Assembly and decided that retired chief justice of Calcutta High Court, Girsh Chandra Gupta, would be the new chairperson of WBHRC.

Once the decision materialises, WBHRC will get a fulltime chairperson as it has been functioning under acting chairperson Naparajit Mukherjee since January 2014.

A forger director general of police, Mukherjee was elevated to the post from a non-judicial member after retired justice Asok Ganguly stepped down as WBHRC chairman on 06 January 2014 following a case of alleged sexual harassment.

Girsh Chandra Gupta served as a judge of Calcutta High Court from 15 September 2000 to 20 September 2016. On 21 September, he was made the Chief Justice of the High Court and he retired from the post on 30 November.

Interestingly, he had started his career in the Calcutta High Court as an advocate from 20 September 1982.