CJI Dipak Mishra Inaugurates Odisha High Court Museum


Bhubaneswar: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra inaugurated a judicial museum of Odisha High Court at Old Chief Justices’ residence on the premises of Killa Fort on Sunday.

The museum that has come up at the building on the Barabati Fort premises, which was the residence of the chief justice of Odisha High Court from 1948 to August 2012, showcases the rich judicial history of the city spanning more than a century.

The museum exhibits include law books and journals used by Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das, a high-back ornate wooden chair and a revolving wooden bookshelf used in Cuttack judgeship in the pre-Independence era, calculators, locks and table lamps made in London and antique wall clocks used by the court about seven decades ago. It also showcases a British-era manual typewriter, wooden chest, wooden seals, brass badges, brass weighing grams, court seals, silver badges and table calling bells used by various judgeships in Ganjam, Bhadrak, Balangir, Dhenkanal, Rayagada and Aska.