Clash between police,lawyers at Tis Hazari Court; Police vehicles set on fire

Delhi: A scuffle broke out between lawyers and Delhi Police in Tis Hazari Court on Saturday which later took a violent turn as police vehicles were set on fire while lawyers were reportedly injured in the incident. Clashes between police and lawyers over pa at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court

The lawyers have accused the police officials of firing and beating them as the injured lawyers have been admitted to the St Stephen’s hospital.

Clash between police, lawyers

Later, angry lawyers damaged the police vehicles in the compound and also set a police gypsy on fire.

According to sources, the tensed situation commenced because the lawyers were angry over the parking issues in the Court complex.

A heavy police force is present at the spot as the situation continues to be tensed. Apart from police personnel, fire tenders have been called on the spot to control the fire. 

clash at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court

Meanwhile, police sources have denied any such reports of firing from their end. However, an official statement is yet to be released. 

A Delhi-based lawyer, while describing the entire incident through a series of tweets wrote, “As expected, Coordination Committee declares a strike in all District Courts in Delhi. No dates notified though, might prolong.”

 

The chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, K.C. Mittal released a statement in which he condemned the ‘attack on the lawyers.’ He said, “We strongly condemn the brutal, unprovoked attack on lawyers by police at Tis Hazari Court. One lawyer is critical. A young lawyer was beaten in lockup, a high-handedness of police. They should be dismissed and prosecuted. We stand with Delhi lawyers.”

lawyers at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court

Advocates’ Coordination Committee has declared a complete abstinence from work in all Delhi Dist.Courts on 4th November, 2019 against the shooting by police on advocates in Tis Hazari.

At present, all the gates of the Court have been shut with the heavy police force on the spot.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

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