28 Jan ,Bhubaneswar
Former judge of the Odisha High Court Justice Radha Krushna Patra, who was probing multi-crore rupee chit fund scam in the state, passed away at Cuttack this morning. Justice Patra, a former chief justice of the Sikkim High Court, was 72.
The Odisha government had constituted a commission headed by Justice RK Patra in July 2013 to hear the complaints of the depositors and take necessary steps for return of their money invested in various ponzi firms. The demise of Justice Patra has raised doubts over the progress and fate of the chit fund scam inquiry in the scam.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled the death of Justice Patra saying the state lost an illustrious son and an able and good judge.