Bhopal: The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the junior doctors of the state’s medical colleges to resume their duties by Wednesday morning. The court has said those who fail to take charge and continue strike will be put behind bars.

Hearing a PIL filed by advocate Ravindra Dixit, Gwalior bench of the court comprising Justice SK Gangle and Brijkishore Dubey termed the strike by junior doctors of government medical colleges unlawful and asked them to call off their strike by Wednesday morning.

In compliance with the high court order ,Bhopal commissioner Manoj Srivastava issued an order to arrest junior doctors who were still on strike. However, as police reached the protest site, the doctors fled from the scene and later on staged demonstration. Under section 151 police have arrested 80 medicos.

In several districts of Madhya Pradesh including Gwalior, Jabalpur and Indore, the junior doctors submitted their resignation and went on strike. Following this, the health and emergency services in hospital was badly affected.