CUTTACK: A day after BJD Legal Front withdrew support from the ongoing lawyers’ cease work agitation, a group of lawyers burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, State Bar Council Chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty and office bearers of the front Milan Kanungo and Asim Amitav Das here on Sunday.
Sources said the conflicting situation may take a serious turn on Monday with BJD Legal Front calling upon their colleagues to resume court work. Das said apart from members of the BJD Legal Front, several like-minded lawyers want the strike to end and court work resumed so that the general public will get relief. “We have sent a written representation in this regard to Orissa High Court Bar Association,” Das said.
Meanwhile, the State Bar Council meeting which was scheduled to be held on Sunday was cancelled. Citing sudden illness of the Chairman, Secretary of the Bar Council intimated the members about cancellation of the meeting though letters.
Sources said anticipating the possibility of any untoward situation arising out of the conflict between two groups of lawyers, the Commissionerate Police is taking necessary measures to deploy adequate force within the vicinity of the High Court.