The Delhi high court had issued a notice and stated, 'no coercive action against lawyers to events subsequent to Tis Hazari clashes.' The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a clarification from the court in this regard.
New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a clarification from the Delhi high court as it sent a notice to Bar Council of India with regards to clash between lawyers and cops in the Tis Hazari court premises in Delhi.
Apart from the notice, the Delhi court also asked the lawyers to exercise restraint.
Reportedly, lawyers were seen assaulting police outside the Tis Hazari court. This led to clash between the cops and lawyers.
Today, hundreds of police personnel in Delhi laid siege to the police headquarters at ITO in Delhi and staged a protest over violence they were met with at the hands of lawyers.
They sought a meeting with the Delhi police commissioner and also demanded strict action be taken against lawyers who assaulted the policemen during a clash on November 2.
The protesting cops wore black bands on their sleeves and also carried banners reading 'save police' and 'we are humans too'.
Delhi high court had adjourned an application submitted by the MHA on court's order that stated, 'no coercive action against lawyers to events subsequent to Tis Hazari clashes.'
Speaking on the issue, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Rajesh Khurana said "We are the ones who enforce the law and we have to continue with our work."
Haryana Police Association has extended support to protesting police personnel.
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Last Updated Nov 5, 2019, 8:09 PM IST