Cuttack:19/11/`18 :Judicial officer Akshaya Kumar Mishra and Additional Judge Shatrughana Pujahari on Monday as the Judges of the Orissa High Court.
Orissa High Court Chief Justice KS Jhaveri administered the oath of office and secrecy to the two newly-appointed judges at a swearing-in ceremony held in the New Conference Hall of the HC.
With this, the strength of judges in the Orissa HC has gone up to 14.
On October 31, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended only Mishra, as a Judge of the Orissa HC, out of 12 candidates, recommended by the Orissa High Court Collegium.
After being selected by the High Court in the Orissa Superior Judicial Service (Senior Branch) Examination, Shatrughana Pujahari joined as Second Additional District & Sessions Judge at Berhampur on February 7, 2003. He was elevated to the bench of the Orissa High Court as an Additional Judge on November 29, 2013.
The swearing-in-ceremony was graced by all the judges and some of the retired judges of Orissa High Court. Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner also present the special occasion.