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Lawyers abstain from court work in Odisha

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Lawyers today abstained from court work across the state in response to a call given by the State Council.

The council had yesterday asked the lawyers to abstain from court work demanding arrest of policemen who had allegedly assaulted an in on Tuesday.

Demanding arrest of the policemen, the agitating lawyers today decided to continue boycott of courts in district indefinitely.

"The situation will be reviewed on Monday," said a member of the Orissa High Court Association.

Earlier in the morning, the city DCP announced the suspension of three policemen and added that a has also been put on notice period.

"On the basis of a preliminary enquiry report submitted by an additional DCP, three policemen, including a havildar, have been placed under suspension for misconduct," said DCP Akhileswar Singh.

Singh said at least four cases have been registered so far in this connection at different police stations of the city, including that of the burning of a police vehicle near the high court yesterday.

"Appropriate actions will be taken against those found guilty," the DCP said assuring that impartial investigations would be held in all the cases under the supervision of an additional DCP.

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First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 21:41 IST