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.”
Tis Hazari, Saket court violence Highlights: Delhi Police protest at ITO, BCI appeals to protesting advocates to join work.
Delhi HChas ordered judicial inquiry in Tis Hazari Court incident: Delhi CP Amulya Patnaik
Delhi Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik said Delhi High Court has ordered judicial inquiry in Tis Hazari Court incident. "The concerns of police personnel have been taken up at appropriate levels. A case has been registered and action will be taken in Saket incident. Delhi High Court has ordered judicial inquiry in Tis Hazari Court incident." (ANI)
Licences of guilty lawyers should be cancelled: Central IPS association resolution
Licences of guilty lawyers should be cancelled and the courts should treat all parties equally, the Central IPS Association said in a resolution on Tuesday. The association, which is the umbrella organisation for all state Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, held an urgent general body meeting at the NIA headquarters here.
"All lawyers who were part of the violence should be identified and befitting legal action, including cancellation of their licences, should be initiated.
"The court should treat all parties equitably and grant justice," the resolution said. "We pledge to serve you better.We stand in solidarity with our brethren of Delhi Police, express our deep anguish and strongly condemn the attacks on police officers and staff on duty in various court complexes in Delhi," the association said in the resolution. (PTI)
Delhi Police have decided to file a review petition countering Delhi HC order
Delhi Police have decided to file a review petition against the order of the Delhi HC asking the police to not take coercive steps against lawyers, medical assistance and Rs 25,000 ex gratia to injured police personnel.
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Delhi Police should take stand, remain firm on it come what may: Kiran Bedi
Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday advised Delhi Police to remain firm on its stand on Saturday's police-lawyers clash at Tis Hazari court come what may.
Reacting to the incident, she told PTI that she faced a similar situation in January 1988 when a lawyer arrested for theft in St. Stephen's college was brought to the Tis Hazari court in handcuffs.
"But I remained firm and refused to budge to the demand of the lawyers seeking suspension/arrest of the cops responsible for hand cuffing the advocate," she said, adding that the person did not identify himself as an advocate at the time of his arrest and also gave a different name to the police. (PTI)
IPS officers' TN chapter flays attack on Delhi police personnel
The Tamil Nadu chapter of IPS Officers' Association on Tuesday slammed the assault on Delhi police personnel in the Tis Hazari court in the national capital and said such incidents "show lack of respect for the rule of law."
The association demanded "strong action against the law breakers without fear or favour" and said it stood shoulder to shoulder with the men in Khaki in Delhi.
"TN Chapter of IPS Association condemns the recent incident of violence against the policemen on duty in Tis Hazari court in Delhi," it said in a statement. (PTI)
Special CP (Crime) announces Rs 25,000 ex gratia for injured cops
Special CP (Crime) Satish Golcha announced ex gratia of at least Rs 25,000 for injured cops. He urged policemen to end stir and resume duty. He also said that a review petition will be filed against Delhi HC order.
Police-lawyer standoff unfortunate, Delhi govt wants immediate solutions: Sisodia
The Delhi government wants an immediate solution to the police-lawyer standoff, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday, terming the prevailing situation "unfortunate".
Thousands of police personnel protested outside the Police Headquarters on Tuesday to demand action against those involved in an attack on their colleague outside the Saket court, the unprecedented scenes of police protest leading their chief urging them to resume duty. (PTI)
Condemn cowardly action against policemen, hope culprits brought to justice: IAS association
The IAS officers' association on Tuesday strongly condemned the "cowardly action" against Delhi Police personnel at a court here and hoped culprits will be brought to justice soon. We strongly condemn the cowardly action perpetrated against the police personnel at Tis Hazari Court. We stand by our colleagues in their time of distress and hope the culprits are brought to justice soon," said the association representing the officers of Indian Administrative Service. (PTI)
Imperative to restore trust between police and advocates, says L-G Anil Baijal
L-G Anil Baijal reviews situation in the wake of protest by Delhi Police personnel following clash with lawyers and says it is imperative to restore trust between advocates and police. (PTI)
Senior officers appeal to Delhi cops again to withdraw protest
Senior Delhi Police officers appeal to the cops to end the protest outside the police headquarters. They assured that the attack on the cops is being taken seriously and the demands by the protesters are being looked into.
Lawyers seek ban on media from showing videos
Lawyers sought ban on media from showing videos which could make situations worse. However, HC declined to pass interim order and said will hear the case on Wednesday.
Order for no coercive action against advocates not be applicable on subsequent incidents, Centre tells HC
Centre on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that order for no coercive action against advocates not be applicable on subsequent incidents. Based on Centre's plea, the court issued notice to BCI and other bar associations.
In Photos | ‘We are humans in uniforms’: Delhi police stage protest after assault by lawyers
Several policemen holding placards that read "We are human in police uniforms" and "Protectors Need Protection" were outside the police headquarters at ITO and urged their seniors to stand with them to save the honour of the uniform. See photos
Identify lawyers indulging in hooliganism, protests bringing bad name to institution: BCI Chairman
After a series of tense events following clashes between lawyers and the police at Tis Hazari Courts here, the Bar Council of India has asked various bar bodies to identify lawyers "indulging in hooliganism" and requested advocates to end their protests, which are "bringing bad name to the institution".
BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a letter that sparing such "rowdy elements" is tarnishing the image of the institution and it is the inaction and tolerance of bar bodies that encourage these advocates, which would ultimately result in "contempt proceedings by the high courts or Supreme Court". (PTI)
Two FIRs registered in Saket court violence case
Two FIRs have been registered, in connection with the violence outside Saket District Court on November 4. One FIR is based on the complaint by the police officer who was thrashed by a lawyer and another on the complaint of a taxi driver who was hit with a steel rod.
#JUSTIN: Two FIRs have been registered against the lawyers for allegedly beating policeman and litigant in Saket Court complex on Monday. But no arrest has been made yet. @IndianExpress, @ieDelhi pic.twitter.com/pKef35bgSu— Mahender Singh (@mahendermanral) November 5, 2019
Police on the streets a 'new low', says Congress questioning Amit Shah's silence
The Congress on Tuesday said the police protesting on the roads in the national capital is a "new low" for India since independence and questioned Home Minister Amit Shah's silence on the issue. 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". "A new low in 72 years - Police on protest in 'National Capital of Delhi'. "Is this BJP's 'New India'? Where will BJP take the country? Where is India's HM, Sh. Amit Shah," he posted on Twitter.
A new low in 72 years when Delhi Police is protesting and has ‘gheraoed’ the Police Headquarter.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 5, 2019
Home Min, Sh. Amit Shah is ‘mum’.
Why is HM ‘missing in action’ as law & order crumbles in the Capital.
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Protectors of law will continue to assure law and order in Delhi: Amulya Patnaik
Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik said, “In last few days, there have been certain incidents in the capital which we handled very well. The situation is improving after that. I appeal to all to maintain peace. It’s trying time for us. We need to fulfill the responsibility of maintaining and assuring law and order. It is expected from us that we the protectors of law will continue to assure law and order in the capital."
Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik: I appeal to all to maintain peace. It's trying time for us. We need to fulfill the responsibility of maintaining&assuring law&order.— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2019
It is expected from us that we the protectors of law will continue to assure law&order in the capital https://t.co/7Mj5hKMsH8
BCI appeals to protesting advocates to join work
The Bar Council of India (BCI) Tuesday appealed to protesting advocates to join work and asked them to “think about the issue from legal view point and not become a laughing stock in the aftermath of Tis Hazari violence."
Bar Council of India appealed to protesting advocates to join work, condemns violence at Saket court, and asks lawyers to think about the issue from legal view point and not become a laughing stock in the aftermath of Tis Hazari violence @IndianExpress— Anand Mohan (@mohanreports) November 5, 2019
BCI said that the strike would not yield any positive results and instead of being obliged to the judiciary, advocates showing disrespect to it and any sort of disrespect to HC order will brand lawyers as unreliable people.— Anand Mohan (@mohanreports) November 5, 2019
'We are human in police uniforms': Police protests at ITO
Policemen in uniform and civilian clothes, with many holding placards, began assembling at the police headquarters since morning. Some of the placards read “We are human in police uniforms” and “Protectors Need Protection".
Tis Hazari, Saket court violence: Delhi cops protest assault by lawyers
A day after a policeman on duty was allegedly assaulted by a group of lawyers at Saket District Court premises in New Delhi, hundreds of police personnel gathered outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO Tuesday to register their protest. The protest was building since last week when violent clashes between lawyers and policemen last week at Tis Hazari court in the national capital left many injured. Read the full report here
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