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Lawyers ceasework extended till May 2


Press Trust of India Kolkata
The Bar Council of West Bengal on Monday extended the ceasework called by it to protest alleged attack on lawyers at a Howrah court by municipal workers and policemen till May 2, its vice-chairman Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay said.
The Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court TBN Radhakrishnan, while taking suo motu cognisance of the violence at Howrah court premises, Monday requested the lawyers to lift the ceasework.
"Since no concrete steps have been taken to identify and punish the perpetrators of the April 24 attack, the Bar Council has decided to extend the ceasework till May two," Mukhopadhyay said.
The elected members of the council are scheduled to meet the Chief Justice on Tuesday to discuss the issue, he said.
Lawyers at the Howrah district court and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation, which is located opposite to the court, clashed on April 24 over parking of a vehicle.
The lawyers alleged police highhandedness in controlling the situation. Several persons, including lawyers, were injured in the incident.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 8:30 PM IST

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