Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Sunday inaugurated the Orissa High Court Museum near Barabati Killa here in Cuttack.

Built in 1904, the heritage structure in the Barabati Killa which was earlier used as the residence of Orissa High Court Chief Justice, has now been converted into a museum.

Showcasing the glorious history of Orissa High Court and other district courts, the museum has some precious artefacts displayed inside including the landmark verdicts, important historical documents, keys used in the Court, type writer, HC Chief Justice's chair and many more antiques to attract public and tourists.

"Artefacts and precious items from Ganjam, Keonjhar, Koraput, Balasore and other districts have been preserved here. The museum has been set up not for today, but to preserve history of the High Court," said Misra after inaugurating the museum.

People should develop an interest to visit the museum as it will help in enhancing their knowledge, he added.

Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran, High Court Judges, office-bearers and lawyers of the Bar Association.

This is Dipak Misra’s first visit to Odisha after being sworn in as the 45th CJI on August 28 earlier this year.