Orissa: Lawyers protest turns violent in Cuttack, Collector office ransacked

August 25

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The protest over the death of a young lawyer took an ugly turn on Wednesday after the lawyers went on a rampage and ransacked the office of Cuttack District Collector.

The agitating lawyers burnt tyres on road as mark of protest against the death of lawyer Bishnu Das. They demanded a compensation package of Rs 50 lakhs for the family of the deceased and to provide employment to one member of the deceased family.The lawyers also demanded to continue the judicial probe and take stern action against the cop whose bullet had taken Das’s life.

Similar protests were also held by the lawyers in the capital city Bhubaneswar as well. The lawyers in Bhubaneswar celebrated black day today. They are on a cease-work till Friday too. The lawyers also condemned the misbehaviour done to the High Court judge.

Apart from it, the lawyers’ association at Rourkela, Gajapati, Paralakhemundi and Jeypore , Salipur  has also condemned the incident.

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