West Bengal rights panel gets full time chairperson

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Almost three years after Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly resigned as the chairperson of West Bengal Human Rights Commission, the panel will get a full time chairperson.

Justice Girish Chandra Gupta, who retired as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court recently, will be the new chairperson, State Parliamentary Affairs Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.

Since January 6, 2014, former state police chief Naparajit Mukherjee was acting chairperson.

The decision to appoint Justice Gupta was taken at a meeting of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Speaker Biman Banerjee, and Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan.