Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Nov 18:
Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court Amitava Roy has invited the Central Action Committee (CAC) of the Western Odisha Lawyers’ Association for a meeting on November 28 on setting up of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha.
The meeting would be held at the High Court premises at 5 PM, sources said.
The Chief Justice, has called for the meeting to discuss its demand after receiving a letter from the CAC in this regard,
It may be mentioned that though the Western Odisha Lawyers’ Association has been agitating for a long time for a permanent bench, the CAC had intensified the agitation in August last year. The agitation compelled the state government, which, in a letter to then Union Law minister, recommended two permanent benches in southern and western Odisha.
The CAC had alleged that the High Court Bar at Cuttack had tried its best by putting pressure on the state government not to give such a recommendation to the Centre.