Lawyers’ Protest: 8 More Advocates Arrested In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Eight more lawyers were arrested on Thursday in connection with the suspected damage to a district judge’s chamber during a protest in Sambalpur.

Earlier, police had arrested 16 lawyers over the same allegations.

The accused lawyers had allegedly resorted to vandalism inside the chamber of a district judge. The agitating lawyers were staging protests demanding the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in Sambalpur.

The lawyers who participated in the protest are being identified while additional action is being taken and CCTV and video evidence are being analysed.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a dim view of the unruly agitation carried out by lawyers in Odisha’s Sambalpur who have been seeking a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district.

A bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and AS Oka said that whatever little hope there may have been of a bench being set up was lost as a consequence of the lawyers’ conduct.

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