Odisha lawyers decry move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court Bar Association today resorted to a day-long cease-work agitation protesting against the reported attempt of some political parties to impeach Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

As part of the protest, the lawyers did not attend the court works. Misra who hails from Odisha is scheduled to retire in October this year.

Meanwhile, the All Odisha Lawyers’ Association today decided to hold a State-wide strike as mark of protest against the impeachment move.

The lawyers were of the view that CJI Dipak Misra is being targeted by political parties and some people with vested interests.

Notably on March 27, some opposition parties started putting signatures on a draft proposal for moving an impeachment motion in Rajya Sabha against Justice Misra.