Over 500 lawyers of Puri protested the shifting of Government offices to Sipusarubali area, a suburb near the sea beach. In its general body meeting on Tuesday, the lawyers echoed against the proposal of Government and termed it as a big conspiracy by politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen.
Before resorting to agitation, the lawyers also took a decision to send their team to the Collector for confirmation.
They decided to reassemble on Monday for next course of actions in a meeting.
“It is a plan to acquire valuable Government lands in throw away prices,” said lawyer Chimay Dash. Dash alleged that it is ploy to cover up a big scam of high-profile people. Bar Association president Prashant Kumar Mishra and general secretary Bibhuti Tripathy were present.
Sources said the proposed office complex will be built on around 300 acre near Sapasarubali.
Cases are sub-jurdice on illegal possessions of nearly 2,870 acre land by private people.
It is worthwhile to explain here that the State Cabinet has approved Rs 265 crore for Puri for infrastructure of the Iconic city.
In the proposal, the surrounding pathway near Meghanad Pacheri (outer wall) of the Jagannath Temple would be widened up to 75-meter.
Besides, the entire Government offices would come inside a single boundary.
Among other infrastructure, some multistoried market complexes, parking lot, parks and recreation center will be developed.
Evictions near the Jagannath Temple are underway for 3rd consecutive day.