Single-judge of Orissa High Court criticizes division bench for nullifying his verdict by 3-line order

Justice Biswanath Rath said that in his entire legal practice of 28 years and judgeship of 9 years, he has never come across an instance of a division bench nullifying a single-judge verdict by way of a three-line order.
Justice Biswanath Rath
Justice Biswanath Rath

Terming it “absolutely unreasoned and unwarranted”, a single-judge of the Orissa High Court has taken a strong exception to a decision passed by a division bench that sat in appeal over one of his earlier judgments concerning the renewal of a passport.

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