Merit of former HC judge`s writ undecided
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 00:45
  
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday could not take a decision on whether the writ filed by former additional judge of the court Justice Lalit Kumar Mishra merits admission for adjudication.

A division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice Harjinder Singh Bhalla, after listening to the pleas made by the petitioner's advocate P K Ray for over two hours, adjourned the matter to be heard again on December 16.

Justice Mishra, a former additional judge of the HC who was reverted back to district judge cadre in January this year and subsequently given compulsory retirement, had filed the writ petition in July seeking a direction to the Union government for implementing the Supreme Court's recommendation of appointing him as a permanent judge of the HC.

Mishra was elevated to the HC bench as an additional judge in January 2008 after serving 15 years as a direct recruit district judge.

Justice Mishra, a former additional judge of the HC who was reverted back to district judge cadre in January this year and subsequently given compulsory retirement, had filed the writ petition in July seeking a direction to the Union government for implementing the Supreme Court's recommendation of appointing him as a permanent judge of the HC.

Mishra was elevated to the HC bench as an additional judge in January 2008 after serving 15 years as a direct recruit district judge.


First Published: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 00:45


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