Bihar Bar Council gives strike call

Patna, Feb 12 (PTI) The Bihar State Bar Council hasgiven a call to advocates across the state to abstain fromcourt work from Feb 15 to Feb 21 demanding denotification ofconstitution of evening courts in Bihar.

The General Body of the Bar Council in its meetingheld today denounced the continuation of the evening courtsbetween 7 pm to 9 pm in spite of repeated requests andtook a decision to this effect.

The apex body of advocates took note of "violationof notification and transfer of cases of evening courtswithout consent of the contesting party", state Bar CouncilOfficiating Secretary Alok Kumar said.

The meeting presided over by state bar councilchairman B P Sharma urged the lawyers to come forward andfight against rampant corruption in courts in the interestof general public.

The council has called a meeting of its General Bodyand has invited the presidents and general secretaries of allthe Bar Associations on Feb 19 for taking stock of situation.

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