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Tis Hazari Courts Complex

Dec 12, 2019, 05.39 AM IST



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  • Lawyers alleged that two of their colleagues were injured, including one in police firing, but the police denied that it had opened fire. There was an argument between some lawyers and police personnel apparently over a parking issue which turned ugly, eyewitnesses said.

    Lawyers and police had clashed at Tis Hazari Court complex here on Saturday afternoon during which at least 10 police personnel and several lawyers were injured while 17 vehicles vandalised, according to officials and eyewitnesses.

    Lawyers and police clashed at the Tis Hazari Court complex Delhi on Saturday during which at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers w...

    In unprecedented protests by Delhi police, thousands of its personnel on Tuesday laid siege outside the Police Headquarters for 11 hours and staged a virtual revolt sparked by two attacks on their colleagues before calling off their stir following multiple appeals including from their chief.

    After the November 3 order, an on-duty policeman and a civilian were allegedly thrashed by advocates outside Saket Court on Monday and on Tuesday, two separate FIRs were lodged by the police in this regard. Lawyers in all the six district courts here abstained from work for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting against the clash between advocates and the police.

    Amidst a violent clash between the police and lawyers at Tis Hazari court, 150 hardened criminals could have been out on streets if it were not for the policemen's spontaneous action. Despite the chaos, the policemen fastened the gates of the lock-up at the court with handcuffs and stationed a table so that the lawyers could not enter inside.

    Lawyers filed an RTI over the Delhi Police protest at PHQ, which took place on November 05. “We filed the RTI to Delhi police headquarters, ...

    Following the violent clashes at Tis Hazari court complex between the lawyers and the police, Bar Council of India has requested the advocates to end their protest and wrote to bar bodies to identify the lawyers who created a nuisance with the 'hooliganism'. Resorting to violence will not help but rather prove adverse, said BCI Chairman.

    The lawyers closed the main gates at Patiala House and Saket district courts and did not let litigants access the court premises, citing security reasons. During the protest at Rohini district court, one lawyer took off his clothes and poured kerosene on his body threatening to immolate himself, while another advocate climbed atop a building in the premises.

    A parking row between police personnel and lawyers on Saturday had escalated leading to violence and arson at the Tis Hazari Court complex. At least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured and many vehicles were damaged in the incident. The lawyers alleged that the police fired at them.

    The view emerging in the central government in the wake of police protests after the lawyers-police clash is that the Delhi Police leadership failed to live up to the occasion to control the situation, leading to adverse public perception, they said, adding a shakeup in the top brass of the force is expected soon. There is a possibility of more action against police.

    Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala asked whether this is BJP's 'New India' and wondered where the ruling party is taking the country to. He said the Delhi Police, which is directly under the charge of the Home ministry, is protesting on the streets outside its ITO headquarters and Home Minister Amit Shah and the Home ministry is "missing in action".

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