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Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah

Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah (born 22 January 1906, date of death unknown) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India from 17 December 1970 until his retirement on 21 January 1971. He was born in Ahmedabad.

In October 1959, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became Chief Justice of India in December 1970. He was part of the legal team prosecuting Nathuram Godse and other defendants in the Gandhi Assassination case.

He headed the Shah Commission set up to probe excesses committed during the Emergency in India

External links

  • Bio on Supreme Court of India Website
  • Reference to the "late Justice J C Shah
Preceded by
Mohammad Hidayatullah
Chief Justice of India
17 December 1970 – 21 January 1971
Succeeded by
Sarv Mittra Sikri


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