Panel Formed to Take Call on Lawyers' Stir

Published: 31st July 2014 09:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2014 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The executive committee of Bhubaneswar Bar Association (BBA) on Wednesday formed an action committee comprising seven members to decide on the fate of ongoing strike by lawyers of District Sessions Court, Khurda.

The action committee comprises association president Tusharkanti Mohapatra, secretary Jayant Misra and five other senior members.

It will take the final call if the lawyers should continue with the cease work or resume work on Thursday.

Judicial work in the Sessions Court has been hit for nine days.

The lawyers of the District Sessions Court, Khurda had ceased work protesting the alleged police assault on one of the lawyers Nihar Ranjan Sethi on July 18. Following the protests, the State Government had directed the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) to probe the matter.

Meanwhile, Sethi issued a letter to BBA on July 28 stating that he was satisfied with State Government’s decision and requested the lawyers to call off the strike.

Misra said the committee will take a decision taking into account public convenience and goodwill of the lawyers’ fraternity.

He also hinted at the possibility of disciplinary action being initiated against Sethi for going against BBA.


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