Kolkata HC lawyers demand stern action against errant policemen

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Kolkata, June 26 (ANI): Advocates of Calcutta High Court Bar staged a demonstration to protest against uncivilised behaviour of certain policemen towards women lawyers and demanded intervention of the Chief Justice to initiate appropriate action.

Volunteers of Ganatantrik Nagar Samiti of Howrah also joined the agitating lawyers in their protest.

The lawyers claimed that around 200 policemen had forcefully evicted women lawyers on Thursday when they were demonstrating against the decision of converting a room for official use of the court.

"150 to 200 police force came here, some were in dresses and some were in civil. Without approaching anything, they kicked the lady advocates. They have also snatched the ornaments, chain, 20,000 rupees, ATM cards, their bags," said Moonmoon Tiwari, a lawyer.

"Although, honourable senior judges have committed before us that they will take proper steps, we want that honourable Chief Justice also intervene," Tiwari added. (ANI)

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