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Agitation by lawyers over demand of establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court continue

Sambalpur:13/12/22: The agitation by lawyers over demand of establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court here will continue despite the action taken by the Bar Council of India, said Pradeep Bohidar, Chairman of Action Committee of Sambalpur Bar Association.

“The agitation will not stop. It will intensify with the support of people. The Bar Council of India has issued an order cancelling the license of some agitating lawyers. However, the license was issued by the Odisha Bar Council. We will not accept the order till we get a directive in this regard from the State Bar Council. We are ready for any legal fight,” he said, adding that the suspension of license and arrest of lawyers are illegal.

“Police have failed to provide security to judges inside courtroom. It indicates their inefficiency. Yesterday’s vandalism was a fallout of police excess,” said Bohidar.

On the other hand, Jajati Keshari Samantasinghar, Secretary, Odisha Bar Council said a decision regarding the suspended lawyers will be taken in the next hearing.

Meanwhile, Sambalpur police have so far arrested 17 agitating lawyers over their alleged involvement in vandalism on the premises of the District Court here yesterday.

They have been arrested under Sections 147, 341, 323, 353, 332, 506, 186, 188 and 149 of the IPC.

The accused lawyers had allegedly resorted to vandalism inside the chamber of a district judge.

The number of arrests is likely to increase as police were examining CCTV footage of the court premises to identify others involved in the offence.

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