Bar Associations in Mumbai Pass Resolution To Abstain From Work After Police Allegedly Assaults Lawyer

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The lawyers have declared to abstain from work after one of the lawyers was allegedly assaulted by the ASI of the Kandivali Police Station.

Hundreds of lawyers at the Metropolitan Magistrate court in the Borivali suburb of Mumbai went on strike on Thursday after one of their colleagues was allegedly assaulted by a police officer inside a police station. 

Reportedly, Rajesh More, president of the court's bar association, and lawyer Prithviraj Zhala were hit at Kandivli police station on Tuesday following an argument with assistant police inspector Anant Gite. 

The lawyers visited the police station on the same day to demand action against the officer and met with top officials of the Mumbai police who assured them that action would be taken.

The incident sparked protests, with the lawyers calling for the Advocates Protection Act to be enacted and for Gite to be booked.

Following the protest by lawyers several bar associations have passed resolutions to abstain from working. 

The Dadar Advocates Bar Association, Ulhasnagar Taluka Bar Advocate Foundation, Andheri Court Bar Association, and Bandra Bar Association have passed a resolution to abstain from working.