Week-long lawyers’ strike in Odisha HC extended till Monday

Cuttack: Hardening their position against what they termed as “police inaction”, lawyers of Orissa High Court today decided to continue their strike till Monday.

The general body of Orissa High Court Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution to abstain from court work in protest till those who allegedly threatened Odisha State Bar Council member Chinmaya Kumar Mohanty of dire consequences, are arrested.

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Mohanty had lodged a written complaint at the Lingaraj police station in Bhubaneswar last month in connection with the alleged incident and an FIR was registered.

Although investigation in the case has commenced, no arrests have been made, Bhubaneswar police said.