Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel was born on March 13 1960. He enrolled as a lawyer on July 28, 1984, and practised in the High Court of Gujarat. He practised in the High Court of Gujarat on behalf of the Union of India in civil, criminal and constitutional matters as well as excise and custom matters.
He was appointed as special counsel for the state of Gujarat in other high courts. He was a panel advocate of various institutes/authorities of Gujarat High Court like Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC), Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), Ahmedabad District Panchayat, Provident Fund Commissioner, BSNL, AICTE, New Delhi etc. A lawyer in the Gujarat High Court on behalf of the state of Maharashtra.
He served as a part-time lecturer at Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad for nine years, both in LL.B and LL.M. Level. He was appointed as Additional Advocate of the Central Government in the year 1999 by the Government of India and on July 5, 2001, was appointed by the Central Government as Senior Advocate for the High Court of Gujarat.
He was promoted as Additional Judge of Gujarat High Court on March 7, 2004, and was sworn in as Permanent Judge of Gujarat High Court on January 25 2006.
After the transfer, he was sworn in as a Judge of the Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi on February 3 2009.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court from August 4, 2013, to November 15, 2013, and from August 13, 2014, to October 31 2014.
The Honorable Mr Justice D. N. Patel, has also been nominated:
- Member of General Body of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal (MP)
- Member of Central Authority (NALSA) cancelled the notification dated February 4 2016
- Member of “Committee for Sensitization of Family Court Cases”
- Re-nominated as an ex-officio member of the Central Notification (NALSA) officer on April 5, 2018.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court from June 10, 2017, to August 10 2018. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court from May 24, 2019, to June 6 2019. Appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi. High Court on June 7, 2019.
Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel vs State Of Gujarat, 2017
The court held that after perusal of the complaint and inquiry if police officer. It is to see that the same cognizable discloses the commission of the offence, then, under such circumstances, the First Information Report reports must be registered. However, if he is of the view that no case is made for filing an FIR, then, under such circumstances, the petitioner should be informed in writing of the same within a period of a fortnight from today, giving reasons briefly
olan v. GNCTD
DN Patel, CJ, and Preetak Jalan, J. A division bench of the CBI directed that 1973 children requiring statement, care, and protection under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code should be recorded by metropolitan magistrates by video conferencing or visiting observation homes.
Abhijit Mishra v. UOI, 2020
A Division Bench of D.N. Patel, CJ and Prateek Jalan, J., held that as and when any advocate approaches the court concerning the inclusion of “Advocates” in the definition of “Professionals” under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, the same could be entertained on merits.
Advocates are capable enough to approach the court, if aggrieved.
Hence, as and when any advocate approaches the court, the decision on merits could be taken.