Lawyers across Punjab have decided to boycott the courts in support of Bathinda lawyers' demand of inquiry against alleged corruption by some judicial officers and misbehaviour with them in the district courts.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Navdeep Singh Jeeda, president, Bathinda district bar association, said despite the lawyers having observed a strike for a week the judicial authorities did not come forward to listen to their demands and hence they have decided to take forward the agitation from Monday.
Lawyers from across the state would observe the courts' boycott in their support, he claimed.
"We have talked to all district bar associations and they have assured us to observe the boycott on Monday in our support," he said.
Jeeda said they have sent written complaints to the higher judiciary highlighting corruption in decisions by some judges here. "We want the inspecting judge of the Bathinda judicial division, Ajay Tiwari, to come to Bathinda and listen to our complaints. We will provide them the material on corruption," he said.
He said if none of the authorities come forward to listen to their grievances the lawyers would start a series of protests in the court complex in the coming days.
The lawyers under banner of the Bathinda district bar association have been boycotting the courts since Monday last week. The court work has been hit due to the strike.