Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 20:
The Odisha High Court is likely to take up for hearing the anticipatory bail plea of former additional government pleader Debasish Panda today.
Panda has moved the High Court to avoid possible arrest by the CBI in the mega chit fund scam.
The hearing is likely to be taken up today in the single judge bench court of Justice Pramatha Patnaik, sources said.
The matter was earlier listed for hearing in the court of Justice Sangam Kumar Sahu for Friday. However, after Justice Sahu refused to conduct the hearing in the matter, the petition was returned to Chief Justice Amitav Roy to take a decision on which bench was to conduct hearing in the matter.
Chief Justice Roy is learnt to have directed listing of the matter for hearing by the single member bench of Justice Pramatha Patnaik for Monday.
Senior lawyer Arun Kumar Budhia is the counsel for advocate Panda in the case.