Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Khanna is currently a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He completed his schooling from Delhi's prestigous Modern School, Barakhamba Road in the year 1977. After graduating in the year 1980 from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, he studied Law at Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1983. His practice of law included taxation, arbitration, commercial, environment & pollution and writ jurisdiction matters in the Delhi High Court. As an advocate, he had also handled several matters of medical negligence under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, and company law matters before the Company Law Board and the Delhi High Court. He had represented the Government of Delhi as an Additional Public Prosecutor in criminal law matters. He was a Senior Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department for about seven years and in 2004 he was appointed as a Standing Counsel (civil) for the National Capital Territory of Delhi High Court. On 24 June 2005 he was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and became a permanent judge on 20 February 2006. His father Justice Dev Raj Khanna retired as a Judge from Delhi High Court and his mother Mrs. Saroj Khanna worked as a Hindi lecturer at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. Justice Sanjiv Khanna is also the nephew of a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Hans Raj Khanna, who famously delivered the minority judgement in the Habeas Corpus case in 1976 and was superseded to the office of the Chief Justice of India by M. H. Beg at the behest of the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, protesting which he resigned from the court in early 1977.
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