Odishatv Bureau

Puri: Following the brutal murder of lodge owner and advocate Chandan Behera last night, the Orissa High Court Bar Association and All Odisha Lawyers' Association have called for state-wide cease work stir tomorrow as a mark of protest.

Protesting failure of police to nab the assailants involved in the murder, the lawyers’ association in Puri today staged demonstrations and road blockade in front of the Collector’s office.

Citing the deterioration in law and order, the protestors also demanded the transfer of Puri SP.

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“Till the time the accused are arrested and in view of the negligence of SP in maintaining law and order in the City, we demand his transfer and have decided to launch a 3-day cease work,” said Puri Bar Association president, Premananda Mohanty.

“The manner in which Chandan was murdered mercilessly, we condemn it. As a mark of protest, we will boycott court tomorrow and urge the state government to take immediate action,” said vice president of Orissa High Court Bar Association, Kali Prasad Mishra.

Notably, Chandan was murdered on the lodge premises situated under Sea Beach Police limits last night. Chandan was attacked by 2 miscreants while entering the lodge premises on a scooter along with his friend Krushna Chandra Pradhan.