Justice Pramath Patnaik re-transferred to Orissa High Court

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Bhubaneswar: The Collegium of Supreme Court of India on Saturday accepted the re-transfer request of Justice Pramath Patnaik to the Orissa High Court.

The Collegium comprised Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Arun Mishra.

Justice Patnaik was transferred to the Jharkhand High Court and had been serving as a judge there since December 2014. Nearly four years later, in November 2018, a representation was made by Patnaik J before the Supreme Court Collegium requesting a re-transfer back to his parent high court.

Acceding to his request, the Collegium has resolved to recommend Justice Patnaik’s repatriation to Orissa High Court “in the interest of better administration of justice.”

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