Lawyers-Cops Spat: Meeting Between Police, Bar Association Remains Inconclusive

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Cuttack: In a recent development in the lawyers-cops spat, the meeting between top police officials and High Court Bar Association members remained inconclusive today.

The meeting held at the IPS Mess near Police Headquarters in Cuttack was chaired by Odisha DGP RP Sharma this evening to resolve the deadlock, where both the sides presented their argument in a pleasant manner.

Besides, Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty, Orissa HC Bar Association President, and secretary present were also present in the meeting.

Soon after the meeting, DGP Sharma told the media persons that both the sides are trying to reach an amicable solution to the issue. “I personally appeal the lawyers to end their cease-work stir in the larger interest of the people,” said DGP Sharma.

Meanwhile, the High Court Bar Association members have said that a final decision about the strike will be taken after the meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow.

In a statement to the media persons, HC Bar association president Srikant Nayak said, “All the representatives of the Bar association have discussed the issue in a cordial environment. We hope to take a final decision tomorrow.”

On the other hand, the Havildar, Constable and Sepoy Confederation today urged the Odisha DGP to order a Crime Branch probe into the alleged thrashing of police personnel in the HC premises on November 10 during a clash between two groups of lawyers.

This apart, the Orissa High Court will again begin hearing in the lawyers-cops dispute case.

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