The former judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Arun Mishra, is likely to be appointed as the new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, reported the Hindu.
According to a report by the Hindu, a high-powered recommendation committee has proposed his name. The selection panel consisted of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.
The other names that were discussed were former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Mahesh Mittal Kumar and former Director of Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain.
According to Bar and Bench, Justice Mishra was appointed as a judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 25, 1999. He later served as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court and Calcutta High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court on July 7, 2014. During his tenure he has heard many politically sensitive and high-profile cases in the five years before his retirement.