Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Bar Association today condemned the entry of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials into the house of an acting High Court judge on the midnight of September 19 and demanded a high level judicial probe into the incident.

The bar association called an extraordinary general body meeting today and later met High Court Chief Justice to apprise him about their disapproval of the central probe agency’s actions.

In a letter addressed to the secretary of the bar association calling for today’s meeting, the association termed CBI officials’ entry into the house of an acting judge, C R Dash, as ‘hooliganism, vulgarism and anti-social.’

Lashing out at CBI, Orissa High Court Bar Association vice president Kaliprasad Mishra said, “We want either a High Court or a Supreme Court sitting judge to probe the incident. Strict action should be taken against the erring officials who entered the house of the judge. They should be suspended and both departmental and criminal proceedings should be initiated against them.”

Moreover, the bar association has also called for cease-work stir till 1.30 pm tomorrow in protest. “On Thursday we will have another meeting and thereafter decide our future course of action,” Mishra said.