Lawyers stir against attack by cop continues

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Chennai, Oct 12 (UNI) The indefinite boycott of courts by advocates, demanding action against a cop for mandhandling two lawyers, entered its eighth day today, with the lawyers staging demonstrations to press their demand.

A group of advocates gathered at the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court premises and shouted slogans.

Members of the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) also staged a demonstration on the busy Parrys Corner area condemning the attack on their colleagues at the Government Stanley Medical College (SMC) Hospital on October one.

The MHAA also sought the intervention of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to resolve the impasse.

It may be recalled that advocate Madhivanan, who was riding a two-wheeler with his colleague, sustained injuries following an accident at Broadway on October one.

They were rushed to the SMC, where they were refused immediate treatment. When the advocates questioned, they were allegedly attacked by the staff of the hospital and Head Constable Natesan, attached to the SMC outpost police station.

Since then, the advocates had been boycotting courts demanding action against the cop and the hospital staff. They also filed a petition before High Court Chief Justice A P Shah and also submitted a memorandum to Tamil Nadu PWD and Law Minister Duraimurugan, who promised to take action against the head constable.

The head constable was transferred following the incident.


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