Cuttack: The agitating lawyers today staged picketing in front of the government and public sector undertakings (PSUs) near the Orissa High Court and subordinate courts till Thursday.
On Monday the Orissa High Court Bar Association (OHCBA) decided to intensify their agitation demanding arrest of the accused in the assault of one of their colleagues here last month.
The agitating protestors did not allow employees to enter the office premises by staging demonstration in front of the entrance gate.
The general body of OHCBA and the Lawyers’ Action Committee on Monday also took the resolution to shut down all offices near the High Court and subordinate courts from September 25 to 27. It also decided to gherao Naveen Nivas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday to press its demand.
The lawyers are demanding arrest of police personnel for allegedly assaulting a lawyer Debi Prasanna Pattnaik near the fish market at Nuabazar on August 28.