Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 4:
Lawyers of Odisha High Court and some bars in Bhubaneswar and Puri district were up in arms against registration of an FIR against the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Jagatsinghpur district and boycotted courts on Tuesday in protest.
The lawyers protested against registration of a case under section 3 of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 against the magistrate following orders from the district Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC).
The district HRPC ordered registration of the case against the magistrate for allegedly insulting a scheduled caste woman police sub-inspector with intent to humiliate her in the name of her caste last week inside the court premises during a judicial proceeding.