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Lawyers v. Police: Delhi HC Grants More Time For Completing Judicial Enquiry In Tis Hazari Clash[Read Order]

Karan Tripathi
1 Jun 2020 2:06 PM GMT
Lawyers v. Police: Delhi HC Grants More Time For Completing Judicial Enquiry In Tis Hazari Clash[Read Order]
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The Delhi High Court has extended the time granted to the independent committee for completing the judicial enquiry in the matter pertaining to the clash between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari court.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has extended the time to complete the enquiry by the Enquiry Commission by 31st December, 2020.

In 2019, the court had constituted a judicial enquiry headed by retired judge of the Delhi High Court - Justice SP Garg, to investigate into the Tis Hazari clash matter and submit its report in 6 weeks.

In the enquiry, Justice Garg was supposed to be assisted by Directors of agencies such as CBI, ED and Vigilance.

The court had also directed for the two ASIs of Delhi Police to be suspended, and two senior officers to be transferred, pending enquiries.

In addition to this, the court had also directed the Commissioner of Delhi Police to register FIRs against the accused police officers and conduct an independent internal enquiry.

In today's proceedings, the Committee informed the court that the judicial enquiry has already started and 124 witnesses have been examined and a few others are yet to be examined.

Due to the lockdown period from March, 2020 onwards also, the Commission sought extension of time to complete the enquiry proceedings.

On November 02, a scuffle broke out between the lawyers and the police outside the Tis Hazari court complex reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises.

It was reported that the situation intensified as an incident firing led to two lawyers being injured. In a press release issued thereafter, the Bar Council of India had condemned the Delhi police for brutally firing at lawyers in Tis Hazari Court, on the issue of car parking.

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