Orissa High Court lawyers to continue cease-work stir

Bhubaneswar: Lawyers of the Orissa High Court Bar Association will continue their cease-work stir till Wednesday as a charge sheet could not be filed before the court today in connection with the assault of a lawyer by police.

“We presented our facts during the general body meeting today. The next date of hearing has been scheduled on Wednesday,” Secretary of High Court Bar Association, Satyabrat Mohanty said today.

The High Court had directed the State investigating agency to submit the full-fledged charge sheet by November 12.

Earlier, during the hearing held on November 9, the Crime Branch had asked for six weeks’ time for submission of the charge sheet, which the court had denied.

The High Court had also directed the State government not to revoke the suspension order of the constable who was allegedly involved in the assault of the lawyer in Cuttack, which triggered the agitation.