The lawyers also highlighted that paraquat had already claimed lives of over 170 farmers in Odisha during the last two years.
The then Bhubaneswar tehsildar had uncovered the land scam.
The contraband was being transported from Rambha in Ganjam district to Khurda, the police said after preliminary inquiry.
The students also alleged that the college is yet to procure new books for its library, despite collecting Rs 150 from each student for the purpose.
The police, however, are keeping a strict vigil on the situation.
The department plans to roll out the initiative in Keonjhar, Angul and Sundargarh forest divisions later.
However, the higher courts later commuted Singh’s death penalty to life imprisonment.
Koelnagar was the first project in the state to have an underground sewerage system.
“Two of his accomplices, Rajendra Kumar Das and Pradeep Maiti, had been arrested on Tuesday.
The first elephant had died by the deadly virus on August 26.
On Thursday, Shyamsundar Swain’s father died.