Bar Association calls off agitation
Cuttack, Nov 14: The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday called it off and decided that the lawyers would join their duty from Thursday after two-and-half-month-old casework stir over police assault on a lawyer in Cuttack,.
President of the Association, Srikant Nayak told reporters after the General Body Meeting of the Bar Association that the three policemen involved in the assault on the lawyer Debi Prasanna Patnaik on August 28, appeared before the division bench of the High Court of Justice C R Das and tendered their unconditional apology for the incident.
Apart from this, the bench also decided to form a 7-member high-level committee comprising of the Home secretary, the Director General of Police (DGP), president and secretary of the Orissa High Court Bar Association and three senior lawyers to decide on any dispute between the police and the lawyers in future, he said adding, “The decision of the committee will be final and accepted by the lawyers’ bodies.”
Taking all these into consideration at the meeting, the General Body decided to call off the agitation and join duty from tomorrow,” he said.