New Delhi: A scuffle has broken out between Delhi Police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.
An instance of firing was also reported from the spot.
During the clash, two lawyers were also injured. They were rushed to St. Stephen’s Hospital.
According to ANI, a vehicle was also set ablaze at the premises.
A journalist from ANI was also hit by lawyers at Tis Hazari Court while he was covering the scuffle. “Journalists present there are being stopped by lawyers from covering the incident&their mobile phones are being snatched,” the news agency reported.
Jai Biswal, Tis Hazari Bar association’s office-bearer said that “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 6 police personnel carried him inside & thrashed him. People saw this & called the police.”
“SHO & local police came there but were not allowed to go inside. We informed the High Court, a team was sent there along with 6 judges but even they were not allowed to go in. When they started leaving, cops fired bullets,” Biswal added.
Complete abstinence from work in all Delhi District Courts will be observed on November 4 to protest against the shooting by police on advocates in Tis Hazari Court.
As per a report, the clash was due to an argument that has ensued between some lawyers and police personnel reportedly over a parking issue.
Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, KC Mittal, strongly condemned the “unprovoked attack on lawyers by police at Tis Hazari Court”. Mittal said that the cops who were involved in the incident should be dismissed and prosecuted.
“We strongly condemn brutal unprovoked attack on lawyers by police at Tis Hazari Court. One lawyer critical. A young lawyer was beaten in lockup, a high-handedness of police. They should be dismissed&prosecuted. We stand with Delhi lawyers,” KC Mittal said.
Fire tenders are present at the spot.
The police are currently looking into the matter.