Three new additional judges of Odisha High Court will be sworn in on Thursday, according to High Court Registrar (General) K.P. Das. With this, the number of HC judges in Odisha will go up to 15 including the Chief Justice. Warrant of appointment of the judges -- Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi, Biswajit Mohanty and Akshaya Kumar Rath -- reached here on Monday evening. Prior to their elevation to the bench of the High Court, all the three were practising lawyers of the High Court.

Sources further said Chief Justice C. Nagappan would administer the oath of office to the newly-appointed additional judges on Thursday morning at a function inside the court premises.