68-year-old Chatterjee was the chief justice at the Allahabad High Court in 2003 and retired as a Supreme Court judge in 2010.

The name of Chatterjee was cleared by a high-powered committee comprising Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, leader of opposition in both houses Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Swamy Prasad Maurya.

Justice U K Dhawan and Asha Tiwari have been named as members of the commission, an official release said.

(Agencies)

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