CUTTACK: Lawyers of both lower courts of the city and High Court on Monday paid rich tributes to former MP and criminal lawyer Brahmananda Panda who passed away on Saturday last.

While a reference was made by the High Court Bar Association where all judges of the High Court joined the members to condole the death of Panda, the Cuttack Bar Association and the Criminal Court Bar Association also conducted a condolence meeting where the district sessions court judge Birakishore Mishra and family court judge Anjan Kumar Mishra joined.

Judicial activities in all lower courts of the city and the High Court as well were suspended after the condolence meetings.