The bench opined that it is not a fit case to award death sentence mainly because the investigating agency did not carry out DNA profiling.
The State Vigilance had arrested Deepak on September 5, 2013 and the chargesheet submitted on December 31 the same year named him as the prime accused in the mining scam.
While Radha Krishna Pattanaik is currently Secretary of State Law department, Sashikanta Mishra is District Judge, Ganjam.
The farewell was given during a full court reference on Thursday on transfer of Justice Mishra to the Uttarakhand High Court.
The incident involved the death of Maguni Pradhan due to a blow by an axe during a scuffle over land dispute at Komira village in Balangir district on November 28, 1996.
The Court also disposed of a PIL filed by advocate Sohan Mishra that had sought Covid-19 vaccination facility at the doorsteps of the section of the population in Odisha.
Abhiram alleged that the ongoing probe is perfunctory in nature
The Chief Justice (CJ) particularly urged the senior advocates to lead by example so that the next generation of lawyers find their best under their guidance.
The court expected the collectors to ensure strict compliance with guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on a PIL seeking measures for the prevention of fatal accidents involving small children.
Hockey Odisha’s legal battle against formation of an adhoc committee by HI to look after the affairs of the game in the State as apex body has taken a significant turn.
The collegium approved the proposal for elevation of 16 names -- six judicial officers and 10 advocates -- as judges of these four high courts.
The court ruled that auction is not the only method for determining the consideration for parting with the exclusive privilege for sale of liquor.
The Court was hearing the PIL filed by Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) 14 years back for protection of the site.
The Orissa High Court has set November 16 deadline to take a decision on petitions filed by prawn farmers seeking intervention against demolition of their farms.
The PILs were filed after sale of plots measuring 340 decimal out of the 2.574 acre of Bagala Dharmasala land to rehabilitate lodge owners.