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Odisha Lawyers strike: Supreme Court directs police to provide security to BCI members

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Published on: 14 December 2022 at 20:30 IST

Supreme Court directed to provide security to Bar Council of India members after it suspended the license of lawyers who resorted to vandalism during the strikes in Odisha and also called for stringent action against the erring advocates allegedly involved in the violence.

Supreme Court bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and AS Oka observed that some lawyers have been suspended by the Bar Council of India.

Bar Council of India Submitted to the Supreme Court that it is still looking into the matter against those lawyers Who had played active roles in the strike and remained indulged in the acts of vandalism. It apprised the court that the licences of some lawyers have been suspended from practice for a period of 18 months.

Supreme Court bench also noted that some of the members of the Bar Council of India are getting threats and directed the concerned police to provide security to the officials of the Bar Council.

Supreme Court also took note of the fact that the family of BCI members were also facing threats and directed the local police to provide security to the family members of the BCI officials. The court also said that the Commissioner of Delhi Police would make necessary arrangements when meetings are held at BCI.