WB Bar Council calls for ceasework to protest attack on
    Kolkata, Apr 25 (PTI) Protesting against the alleged
attack on lawyers at the Howrah district court, the Bar
Council of West Bengal Thursday requested bar associations of
all courts in the state to observe ceasework from Friday to
The Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court has called
for a report on the incident.
Lawyers at the high court did not attend work on
Thursday in protest against the incident at Howrah court.
    Alleging high handedness on the part of police in
controlling a clash between lawyers and workers of Howrah
municipality on Wednesday, Council chairman Ashok Deb has
demanded action against those guilty.
"We have requested all bar associations to observe a
ceasework from April 26 to April 29," he said adding that the
Bar Council will review the situation on Monday and decide on
further action.
Senior counsel Bikash Bhattacharya mentioned
Wednesday's clash between the lawyers and municipal workers
and police action before the Chief Justice of Calcutta High
Court, Justice T B N Radhakrishnan and prayed for suo motu
cognisance of the incident.
    The chief justice said that he has called for a report
from the administration on the incident. PTI AMR KK