Jagatsinghpur, Nov 25: The members of Jagatsinghpur District Bar Association staged a day long protest on Wednesday over the illegal arrest of a colleague and police torture on him.
Reportedly, a case under Section 498A (dowry harassment) has been filed against the lawyer Ramanath Panda at the Jagatsinghpur Police Station.
Following this incident, Jagatinghpur Police reportedly picked up Panda from his house and brought him to the police station where Panda was allegedly beaten up by the police.
After knowing about Panda’s case, the members of Jagatsinghpur District Bar Association staged a protest against the police atrocity.
“Our colleague who was arrested in the 498A (dowry harassment) case was made to sit on the floor with other accused and brutally assaulted by the police. The police tortured, pushed, and even pulled his hair. We condemn the action of the police and demand an inquiry into the matter,” said Gagan Chandra Dash, President of the Jagatsinghpur District Bar Association.