New-Delhi: The Supreme Court directs suspension of licenses of the lawyers who have been on striking in Odisha over a long-standing demand for a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the western part of the state, at Sambalpur.
The Supreme Court of India directs Bar Council Of India to cancel the license of agitating lawyers and take necessary action against bar associations and make arrests if needed to ensure functioning of court.
“100% work to be resumed,” the court said.
Earlier, the Sambalpur District Bar Association had said that around 1600 lawyers will surrender their licence if one of them is suspended.
In 2020, another Bench headed by Justice Kaul had directed the Bar Council of India and the Odisha Bar Council to take appropriate actions against the advocates who have abstained from the court work, for breach of their duties.