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Chit fund case: Petitioner submits three names for Amicus Curiae


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

New Delhi, Apr 15:

The petitioner in the Odisha chit fund scam case today submitted the names of three senior lawyers- who can possibly be the Amicus Curiae -to the learned bench of the Supreme Court to choose from.

The names of three senior lawyers are Shyam Divan, P.S.Narasimha  and Prasant Bhushan, sources said.supreme court 1

The apex court had, on April 9, directed Jena to propose the names of three lawyers-one of whom can act as the  Amicus Curiae in the case.

It may be noted here that the court direction followed the decision of the petitioner Jena to part ways with his advocate SC Tripathy who had been handling the case so far.

Amicus Curiae is a Latin phrase that literally means “friend of the court” — someone who is not a party to the litigation, but who believes that the court’s decision may affect its interest.

The learned bench will consider the proposed names and choose one of them to play the Amicus Curiae on April 23, sources informed.

The court asked Jena whether his former counsel SC Tripathy as well as the counsel  for the Odisha government Shibashish Mishra had handed over all relevant documents to him or not. When the latter replied in negative, the court directed both the advocates to do the needful at the earliest.


  1. Advocate Sri Suresh Chandra Tripathy and Odisha Government counsel Sri Shibashish Mishra should hand over all relevant documents related to this case as soon as possible to the petitioner Sri Alok Jena for the sake of millions of chit fund scam victims so that the proceeding in the Honourable Supreme Court is not be delayed. I hope now the case is in correct direction.

    Jayanta Kumar Das (RTI activist),9861770749(M).

  2. Invariably people in high positions in odisha are busy suppressing the truth behind the chitfund scam.Let us wait &see how truth prevails.I am busy fighting against the cheats at Baripada.I am sure about truth, because God is nothing but TRUTH.

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