For other cases, the court has ordered an SIT, which will be headed by Suman bora Sahu and two other police officers. The High Court also ruled that the compensation to victims to be given through direct bank accounts. Further, no adverse action to be taken without court direction.
A five-member bench headed by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal had reserved its verdict on August 3. A number of petitioners had moved the court alleging widespread violence post state Assembly elections after the state's ruling party returned to power on May 2.