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Police-lawyer conflict: Crime Branch arrests two including home guard

Cuttack:26/9/18: The Crime Branch of Odisha police, inquiring into the spat between policemen and lawyers, on Wednesday arrested two persons including a home guard for their alleged involvement in the attack on a lawyer in Cuttack.

The arrested were identified as Kishore Jena, a home guard and Dillip Singh.

On the other hand, the lawyers affiliated to Orissa High Court Bar Association continued their cease work agitation staging picketing in front of government offices. The lawyers’ body will hold their general council meeting today afternoon to decide the future course of action.

Notably, some policemen had an altercation with a lawyer, Debi Prasad Patnaik, following a road accident at Nua Bazaar over-bridge on the night of August 28. Later, the policemen allegedly assaulted Patnaik.

Protesting the alleged attack on Patnaik, a group of lawyers had set a PCR van on fire in front of the RDC office on the next day.

Taking up the two petitions filed by Orissa High Court Bar Association and Nationalist Lawyers’ Association, the Orissa High Court on September 4 had ordered a Crime Branch probe into the incident.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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