Law & Governance

Face-off Between Lawyers And Police Continues in Delhi; Hearing At Delhi High Court Today

BP World Bureau | Nov 06 2019 04:20:17 PM
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The marathon protest between lawyers and police officers extended to a forcing shut all the lower courts in Delhi today. A lawyer has sent a legal notice to the chief of Delhi police seeking action against all police officers involved in the protest.

An 11-hour-long protest by policemen ended yesterday late in the evening after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal intervened. He said that lawyers and police are "important pillars of the justice system". "It is imperative to restore the trust between both parties," he added.

Yesterday, the Delhi High Court had asked the chairman of the Bar Council of India to control the advocated. Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has ensured that there will be no violence. However, the police want "full freedom to act against advocated". They have demanded to withdraw security of judges as well.

The clash between lawyers and police officers begin on Saturday at Tis Hazari court complex. The talks between a police officer on duty and a lawyer over no-parking spot escalated to violence that left about 20 police officers and eight lawyers injured. Many vehicles were also vandalised and set on fire at the scene.

Another violent confrontation occurred on Monday when a group of lawyers beat up a policeman outside Saket District Court. On Tuesday, about a thousand police officers protested outside the police headquarters for justice. The arterial road of the city was blocked. The police officers are upset over the lack of concern about their well-being from the government.

The police officers have come up with 10 demands including the creation of Police Protection Act.