Ganjam Lawyers’ Association to launch cease-work strike today

Ganjam: The Ganjam Lawyers’ Association has decided to resort to cease-work strike protesting the alleged assault of lawyer Haraprasad Das by some cops inside Buguda Police Station in the district.

After holding a discussion with the Buguda Lawyers’Association, a team of the district lawyers’ body lodged an FIR at Buguda Police Station on Wednesday in connection with the issue.

“We will launch cease-work strike and a memorandum will be submitted to the concerned authorities. We want the suspension and arrest of the police officials who were involved in the attack. If our demands are not fulfilled at the earliest, we will resort to state-wide stir,” President of Ganjam Lawyers Association Mohan Singhari said.

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DGP RP Sharma on Wednesday informed that DIG (Southern Range) Ashish Singh and Ganjam Superintendent of Police (SP) Brijesh Kumar Ray have been directed to initiate an investigation into the alleged assault incident.

“The DIG (southern range) and SP have been directed to immediately launch an investigation and after they submit a report, appropriate legal action will be taken against the accused,” Sharma said.

Notably on November 13, lawyercHaraprasad Daschad received injuries and admitted to Buguda Community Health Centre after being allegedly thrashed by police personnel inside Buguda Police Station.