Advocates call off 3-week old strike

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Chennai, Oct 22 (UNI) The nearly three-week-long indefinite boycott of courts by advocates, who were demanding action against a cop for manhandling two lawyers, was called off today following an assuracne from the Madras High Court Chief Justice.

The advocates called off their stir after the Chief Justice assured that he would convene a high-level meeting, involving Judges, Home Secretary, Chief Secretary and Advocates representatives, within a week to solve the issue.

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 Stanley Medical College Hospital (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 had also filed a petition before the High Court Chief Justice and 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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