The killing of an undertrial by a gunman in Rohini court premises has once again raised serious concerns over security at the establishment. Hours after the murder, lawyers sought to blame police, saying that “laxity” in frisking and checking people at entry and exit gates was to blame.
President of the Rohini Court Bar Association, Mahavir Sharma, claimed they have highlighted the issue to police several times — but in vain. He also claimed that the number of personnel deployed for security has gone down from 65 a few years ago to 30 now. “We have written to the Delhi Police many times to beef up security or introduce a pass system here,” claimed Sharma.
DCP Rishi Pal admitted there were lapses on part of police, and action has been initiated accordingly. “We are looking into all aspects regarding security of the court. Whatever is required will be done,” he said.
Sharma said that after the incident, they held a meeting with the District and Sessions Judge of Rohini Court. “If our demand to start a pass system is not met within 24 hours, we will go on an indefinite hunger strike,” Sharma said.
Rakesh Chahar, an advocate, pointed to “insufficient CCTV cameras in and around the court”.