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Supreme Court asked the agitating odisha lawyers to end the strike

Newdelhi: 27/9/18: The Supreme Court today asked the agitating lawyers to end the strike and join their duty soon in order to help people getting access to justice.

The apex court also said that the Orissa High Court Bar Association and other connected associations to resume the court work.

While hearing a PIL in this regard, the Supreme Court directed the Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R P Sharma to transfer the investigation to Crime Branch Inspector General of Police (IGP).

“The entire investigation shall be within the charge of the Inspector General of Police and we are sure, he shall conduct the investigation with all sincerity, concern and objectivity,” the court order said.

Earlier in the week, Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh had suspended Constables BK Samal and UK Bhuyan along with Havildar PK Behera in connection with the incident.

Despite suspension of two policemen, the agitating lawyers refused to call off their stir. On Wednesday, all government offices located near the High Court premises were closed as the agitating lawyers picketed in front of them, restraining the employees from entering their offices.

Notably, lawyers across the State are protesting since August 29 demanding the arrest of the policemen who allegedly assaulted the advocate in Cuttack on August 28.

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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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