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Lawyers threaten to strike work

FOLLOWING THE ongoing tussle between lawyers and the nayab tehsildar, the lawyers have decided to abstain from routine work in the entire division from Monday.
None | By HT Correspondent, Gorakhpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2006 12:07 AM IST

FOLLOWING THE ongoing tussle between lawyers and the nayab tehsildar, the lawyers have decided to abstain from routine work in the entire division from Monday.

While giving a 48-hour deadline to the district administration to arrest the nayab tehsildar of Khajani, the office-bearers of the Lawyers’ Association have said they may take to the streets in support of their demands.

Meanwhile, the members of the District Advocate Association staged dharna at the district magistrate’s office for the third consecutive day to mount pressure on the district administration for arrest of the errant nayab tehsildar.

On the other hand, the district administration got down to resolve the deadlock and to convince the lawyers to return to work, on Friday. Additional district magistrate PK Agrawal held two rounds of meeting with the office-bearers of the Bar Association but he failed to convince them. President of the District Advocate Association Radheyshyam Shukla said that FIR had been lodged against the nayab tehsildar on the directive of the court. Therefore, the administration should arrest him or he should himself surrender before the court. Shukla said dharna would continue on Saturday and they would not compromise on the issue.

Secretary Surya Bhan Singh, Raj Bahadur Singh, president of Commissioner Court Lawyers’ Association Akhilendu Srivastav, Ayodhya Prasad Tripathi, Pushpdutt Pandey, divisional president of Advocates’ Association Vijay Kumar Pandey, Babu Ram and others appealed to the lawyers to show their solidarity on the issue.

To recall, the nayab tehsildar had lodged an FIR against Khajani Bar Association president Arvind Kumar Rai following a scuffle between the two.

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