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Cuttack Lawyer-Cops Clash: Advocates To Gherao Naveen Niwas On Sep 27

24 September 2018

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: Seeing no action on part of the government over their demand to arrest the three ‘erring’ cops who had allegedly attacked and thrashed one of their colleagues last month, lawyers agitating at the Orissa High Court have decided to gherao Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's residence on September 27 (Thursday).

After a General Body Meeting held today, the lawyers decided to shut down all the offices within the surroundings of the High Court as well as subordinate courts till Thursday. Besides, all the Bar Associations of Odisha have also been requested to paralyse their local government offices and all public sector undertaking offices from tomorrow.

President of High Court Bar Association Srikanta Nayak said that despite sending a letter to the Chief Minister, seeking his appointment over their demands, he has not met the lawyers till date.

Therefore they are going to shut down all government offices in Cuttack from tomorrow and nearly 1500 to 2000 lawyers will gherao the Chief Minister residence and submit a memorandum to him on Thursday.

All Bar Associations of the State have been requested to depute at least five representatives to accompany and participate in the gherao.

As the hearing on the case was not held today, it was postponed to Wednesday. Likewise, the lawyers have decided to continue their cease work up to Wednesday and further course of action will be decided on the day in the General Body Meeting.

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Srikanta Nayak, President, Orissa High Court Bar Association