Lawyers in Jammu End 18-day Strike, Cops Suspended

Published: 09th May 2014 04:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2014 04:26 PM   |  A+A-


The lawyers in Jammu today resumed court work after ending their 18-day long strike over the assault on an advocate by police officials, after government suspended three cops including a Station House Officer (SHO).

"We have withdrawn the strike after fulfilment of our demand. Government has suspended the cops involved in beating of an advocate. We have resumed the working from today," an official of Bar Association of Jammu (BAJ) said today.

Bowing to pressure from lawyers, the Jammu and Kashmir government yesterday issued an order suspending three policemen including two officers for allegedly manhandling a lawyer here.

An order issued by the state home department yesterday said, "In terms of the police rules, pending enquiry into their conduct, the following police personnel -Gandhi Nagar station house officer (SHO) Arun Janwal, assistant sub-inspector Pritam Chand and selection grade constable Vikram Choudhary - are hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect." 

The lawyers were on strike for the past 18 days against the cops who allegedly manhandled an advocate Harshvardan Gupta on April 16 in full public view in Nanak Nagar area and also kept him in custody.

On the call given by the BAJ, a bandh was observed in Jammu on May 5 and 72-hour ultimatum was given to the government to suspend the cops.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp