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Who is Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Calcutta HC judge set to join politics?  Check Details

Justice Gangopadhyay was born in Kolkata in 1962. He attended Mitra Institution, a Bengali medium school in south Kolkata

After his graduation from Hazra Law College in Kolkata, Justice Gangopadhyay started his career in Uttar Dinajpur district, wherein he worked.

Justice Gangopadhyay was elevated to the post of additional judge in 2018 and became a permanent Calcutta high court judge two years later.

Calcutta high court judge Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay on Monday announced his decision to resign from his post, ahead of his retirement later this year.

Known for his rulings on education-related issues, Justice Gangopadhyay told a TV channel that he is stepping down to join politics. 

A large number of important persons in the education sector of this government are now languishing in jail, under trial," he told ANI.