The Bar Council of West Bengal on Monday extended the ceasework called by it to protest against 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 T.B.N. Radhakrishnan, while taking suo motu cognisance of the violence at Howrah court premises, on Monday requested the lawyers to lift the ceasework. “Since no concrete steps have been taken to identify and punish the April 24 attack accused, the Bar Council has decided to extend the ceasework till May 2,” Mr. Mukhopadhyay said.Meeting CJ today The elected members of the Council are scheduled to meet the Chief Justice on Tuesday. 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.
W.B. lawyers extend strike till May 2