Delhi Police vs Lawyers Highlights: Delhi policemen finally called off their 11-hour protest on Tuesday evening after assurance of redressal of grievances from senior cops. Senior officers also assured them that their demands are being looked into. The attack on the policemen are also being taken seriously, they added. Following clashes that broke out between the police and the lawyers in Tis Hazari and Saket court, the cops have demanded a union for their welfare. Special CP (Crime) Satish Golcha Tuesday announced Rs 25,000 ex gratia for injured cops and urged his colleagues to end stir and join duties.
Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the latter’s order to not use any coercive action against the lawyers cannot be applicable on subsequent events. Based on this plea, the court issued a notice to BCI and other bar associations. The lawyers on the demanded a ban on media showing video of the clash, which they said could make the situation worse. However, the HC declined to pass the interim order and posted the hearing in the case to Wednesday.
Earlier in the Bar Council of India (BCI) condemned the violence at Tis Hazari and Saket court on Saturday and Monday, respectively, and asked bar bodies to identify the elements indulging in hooliganism and appealed to protesting advocates to join work. He asked them to “think about the issue from legal view point and not become a laughing stock in the aftermath of Tis Hazari violence.”