Lawyers at Saket Court Complex protest recent police action at Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi that led to clashes, on Wednesday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI :
One lawyer took off his clothes and poured kerosene on his body in a bid to immolate himself, while another advocate climbed the rooftop of one of the buildings in court premises
LAWYERS in all the six district courts here abstained from work for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting against the clash between advocates and the police at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex on November 2, and denied access to litigants in some courts. The lawyers closed the main gates at Patiala House and Saket district courts and did not let litigants access the court premises as part of their protest. During the protest at Rohini district court, one lawyer took off his clothes and poured kerosene on his body in a bid to immolate himself, while another advocate climbed the rooftop of one of the buildings in the premises. One of the protesting lawyers, who did not want to be named, said they will not resume the work till the time the policemen, who had allegedly fired at and lathi-charged advocates are not arrested.
Police protest is ‘darkest day in history’: BCI
NEW DELHI :
THE Bar Council of India on Wednesday said that the protest by Delhi Police on Tuesday seems to be “politically motivated”, and termed it as the “darkest day in the history of Independence” while demanding that the guilty police officials be arrested within a week. BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a press release that the BCI had earlier asked the Bar Association of Delhi to call off the ongoing strike but after seeing “Delhi Police’s conduct”, it cannot “sit tight over the matter”.
The apex bar body alleged that the policemen remained “absent from duty, shouted slogans, used filthy language” and threatened to “smash and kill lawyers” openly. The BCI in its letter has also demanded constitution of a high-level committee to probe the incident.