Cuttack: Expressing solidarity with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Bar Council on Thursday condemned gunning down of an advocate allegedly by a policeman in a court in Allahabad and called for a statewide boycott of courts by lawyers of all bars on Friday.
Following the call, Orissa High Court Bar Association and All Odisha Lawyers' Association passed separate resolutions calling upon the lawyers of the state to join Friday's protests.
"We have intimated our boycott decision to the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court and accordingly urged all the bars of the state to join in the protest," said the HC bar body secretary Bidyadhar Pradhan.
Similarly, All Odisha Lawyers' Association decided to submit a memorandum to the President through the respective district collectors today.
The state committee of the Association has also written a letter to the UP Chief Minister for granting an ex gratia of Rs one crore to the family of the deceased advocate.
Sub-Inspector Shailendra Singh, allegedly shot 30-year-old advocate Nabi Ahmed in the Allahabad district court premises yesterday. A case of murder has been registered against him, police said.