Balasore: The lawyers of Soro are on a strike protesting the alleged assault of a colleague Dhirendra Das on the premises of the local police station. The CCTV footage of Das being slapped by an individual on the premises of Soro police station has gone viral on social media.
According to the protesting lawyers, Das was picked up by Nayapalli police and Soro police on July 4. The cops from Bhubaneswar were reportedly accompanied by a woman, the lawyers said.
“We demand suspension of the errant police personnel who misutilised their authority and the woman who was present,” they said. The lawyers have also submitted a memorandum to Balasore SP demanding strict action in this regard.
The lawyers are on a cease work for the last nine days. “The protest will continue unless action is taken against the policemen who assaulted Das,” the lawyers added.