Clash Between Police and Lawyers: Odisha High Court

The clash between lawyers in Odisha and Police Personnel grew to such an extent that the matter addressed by Division Bench of High Court comprising, Chief Justice K.S. Jhaveri and Justice K.R. Mahopatra, deferred the hearing to 15 November. The State Crime Bench, on 9th of November, had asked for 6 weeks time for submission of chargesheet. However, the Court had rejected the plea and directed the state investigation agency to submit a full-fleged chargesheet by 12 November.

This is the third occasion on which the Court deferred the hearing of the case. The investigating agency, time and again, fails to submit the chargesheet.

The case was filed by Adv Devi Prasad Patnaik seeking quashing of all the three cases filed against him in the Chauliganj Police Station which is to be heard by Justice CR Das who is monitoring the investigation of all the criminal cases arising out of police-lawyer tussle.

However, according to Indian Express, Justice Das have proposed a compromise between the parties involved. The proposal is said to be accepted by associations of lawyers but pending with police.

Police and Lawyers are the pillars behind functioning of judicial system. Such a clash not only deter the functioning of the court but opens a space for grave injustice to the victims of their respective cases.

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