High Court Bench Agitation : Cases to be transferred to neighbouring courts

Bhubaneswar: With lawyers’ strike affecting the court proceedings in western districts, Orissa High court has decided pending litigations from strike-affected courts to neighbouring judgeships.

The law department in a notification stated that the litigations in courts in Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur which are being affected due to the lawyers’ strike will be transferred to courts in the neighbouring areas.

The lawyers in these areas have resorted to cease work stir demanding the establishment of separate bench of Orissa High Court in western Orissa.