JORHAT, July 18 - Lawyers of Jorhat Bar Association (JBA) today wore black badges to protest against an alleged incident of intimidation to an advocate and also attempt to kidnap him (advocate) by a group of goons accompanied by a police Sub-Inspector in front of the Titabar Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court on July 13.
Today's act of protest was done after an emergent meeting of JBA held on Wednesday to discuss the matter of threatening and attempting to abduct an advocate decided the same and to send memoranda to the Chief Minister, Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Chief Secretary, DGP, Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political department), District and Sessions Judge and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jorhat, seeking their intervention for taking necessary action against the guilty.
Speaking to mediapersons at the JBA office here today, JBA President Rintu Goswami, accompanied by JBA secretary Dip Ranjan Gogoi, Hemen Bora, former secretary of the association, alleged that Dipak Prasad, an advocate who on Saturday had gone to file bail petitions for two of his clients arrested by police in a case registered at the Mariani Police Station, was forcibly stopped by four men and a police Sub-Inspector identified as Jyoti Prasad Das just in front of the gate of the Sub-divisional Judicial Court in Titabar.
Elaborating about the incident, Goswami alleged that Prasad on his motorbike was about to enter the court premises to file bail plea for his clients - Nizam Ahmed and Nazra Ahmed, a woman - who were to be produced in the court on that particular day, was waylaid by a Maruti van.
A group of persons along with Sub-Inspector Das in uniform emerged out of the vehicle and forcibly stopped Prasad, alleged Goswami.
The group reportedly questioned Prasad about the whereabouts of another accused Asif Ahmed (Another client of Prasad) in the case in which the two persons (Nizam and Nazra) were arrested, Goswami alleged.
A case (No.252/2019) was registered in the Titabar Police Station on the basis of Prasad's complaint.Goswami said the JBA has demanded immediate lawful action against the accused persons including SI Das.