Agency New Delhi: The BCI Friday said it has “put on hold” the lawyers’ strike in district courts here for 10 days but threatened a nationwide stir if no action is taken against the police officers who allegedly fired at the advocates during last week’s clash between them. “If the concerned police officer/personnel (who fired at on the advocate of Tis Hazari court) is not arrested within a period of 10 days, the issue will be taken on all India basis,” Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a statement. “We want the police officers to be arrested as soon as possible. Till then the strike has been put on hold. Lawyers will join work from Monday,” he said. Lawyers at all the six district courts in the national capital boycotted work for the 5th consecutive day on Friday with advocates and personnel staff of the bar associations doing the security checks of the people entering the premises. Dhir Singh Kasana, secretary of coordination committee of All District Courts Bar Associations, said the resolution to put the stir on hold was taken at a meeting between the BCI and all the members of district bar associations wherein Mishra assured them that the police officers would be arrested. He further said that a higher committee has been formed comprising the chairman and secretary of BCI, chairman and co-chairman of Bar Council of Delhi and the presidents and secretaries of coordination committee of all the six district courts’ bar associations to monitor the matter continuously. “The committee will look into the matter from now and hold meetings from time to time to decide the future course of action,” he said.
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