Lawyers demand arrest of policemen involved in assault

As their strike entered the eighth day Wednesday, lawyers of Cuttack city asserted that their agitation will continue till the police personnel allegedly involved in assault on an advocate is arrested.

The lawyers' indefinite strike has affected functioning of city courts, tribunals and the high court.

"Nothing is enough for us as of now. We will be satisfied only when the erring policemen, who are booked for assaulting a lawyer, are arrested and produced in a court," Orissa High Court Bar Association president Srikant Kumar Naik said after the general body meeting of the bar Wednesday.

Naik further said that in order to widen the ongoing lawyers agitation across the State, the members of the High Court bar have decided to convene a meeting of the presidents and secretaries of all bars in the State on Saturday to chalk out further course of action.

"Till that period, the ongoing agitation will continue," he said.

While adjudicating a PIL seeking judicial probe into the police assault, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday had directed the state crime branch police to investigate into all the cases registered by the city police in this connection.

The crime section of the city DCP was investigating into the cases supervised by an Additional DCP.


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