2 Nov 2019 1:07 PM GMT
A scuffle broke out today between police officials and lawyers at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court, reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises.It is reported that the situation intensified as an incident firing led to two lawyers being injured. While the police is yet to confirm the incident of firing, it has been learnt that a lawyer was taken to St Stephen's hospital after receiving...
A scuffle broke out today between police officials and lawyers at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court, reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises.
It is reported that the situation intensified as an incident firing led to two lawyers being injured. While the police is yet to confirm the incident of firing, it has been learnt that a lawyer was taken to St Stephen's hospital after receiving a bullet near his chest.In a press release issued today, the Bar Council of India has condemned the Delhi police for brutally firing at lawyers in Tis Hazari Court, on the issue of car parking.
Several lawyers have been injured in the incident and the BCI has taken cognizance of the matter. It has decided to send its team to the Court and assess the situation prevailing therein. The Council has also requested the Lt. Governor and Police Commissioner of Delhi to immediately lodge an FIR in this behalf and arrest the guilty policemen.
The press release read,
"The brutal action of police in Tis Hazari Court against Advocates is completely beyond tolerance of the Bar. We demand from the higher police officials of Delhi Police to immediately arrest the culprits, put them under suspension failing which the situation will go beyond the control of the Government. The Bar Council of India strongly condemns this action of the police as a result of which lawyers have been seriously injured by the police firing on a petty issue of car-parking. This proves the irresponsible and criminal behavior of the police.
The Bar Council of India is sending its team to take a stock of the situation and to decide further course of action. In the mean time, the Chairman, Bar Council of India has appealed to the Advocates to maintain the peace and not to take law in their hands as their representative body itself has taken the issue very seriously."
With assurances to look into the matter, the Council has also requested the authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured lawyers.
Jai Biswal, Tis Hazari Bar association's office bearer said, "A police vehicle hit the vehicle of a lawyer while he was coming to the court. When the lawyer confronted them, he was ridiculed and six police personnel carried him inside and thrashed him. People saw this and called the police."
Jai Biswal further said, "The SHO and local police came but were not allowed to go inside. We informed the High Court and a team was sent there along with six judges but even they were not allowed to go in."
"When they started leaving, cops fired bullets," Jai Biswal said.
[Read Press Release]
Police Firing At Tis Hazari Court; BCI To Send Team To Assess Situation