Take Recourse To Settlement Before Seeking Action Against Protesting Police Officers: Delhi HC Tells Petitioner

Take Recourse To Settlement Before Seeking Action Against Protesting Police Officers: Delhi HC Tells PetitionerDelhi Police officials staging protest (PTI image)

Delhi High Court has asked the Petitioner to take recourse to good office and settlement before seeking any directions against police officers who participated in the protests against the Tis Hazari and Saket court incidents.

While adjourning the matter to February 12, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar did not accept the contention for having urgent action to be taken against the police personnel who sat on dharna or allegedly circulated statements which the Petitioner deemed as provocative.

In light of the recently held protests by Delhi Police, the Petitioner had demanded the following reliefs from the court:

  1. Direct Central Government to take disciplinary action against Commissioner, Delhi Police, for not taking sufficient action against the police personnel who participated in the protests
  2. Direct Central Government to initiate departmental enquiry against officials of Delhi police who participated in the protests, violating of prevalent laws
  3. Direct Central Government to initiate disciplinary proceedings against police officers who circulated provocative and inciting statements on electronic and social media

Court had earlier 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 will 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 enquiry.