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Lawyers, Police Clash At Karkardooma Court Amid Protests Against Tis Hazari Violence

By LawStreet News Network      04 November, 2019 05:11 PM      0 Comments
Lawyers, Police Clash At Karkardooma Court Amid Protests Against Tis Hazari Violence

Two days after a group of lawyers clashed with the Delhi police in the Tis Hazari Court Complex, a group of advocates entered into scuffles with police at Karkardooma Court in the Anand Vihar area on November 4, 2019. 

The clash occurred after lawyers reportedly attacked a police officer who was on duty at the court complex. The lawyers at Karkardooma were protesting against the violence at Tis Hazari court complex.

On November 2, 2019, around 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds after a scuffle broke out between the police and lawyers over a parking dispute.

The flare-up at Karkardooma comes even as lawyers of the Delhi High Court and all district courts are abstaining from work to protest against the Tis Hazari violence.

The lawyers are not participating and appearing in proceedings and only proxy counsel are taking dates.

Advocate Naginder Benipal, executive member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, said lawyers have supported and cooperated with the call to abstain from work in the Delhi High Court. “We are abstaining from work in solidarity and in view of the attack on lawyers by policemen. An executive committee meeting will be held during the day in which the future course of action will be decided,” he said.

Lawyers at the six district courts in the national capital—Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Saket, Dwarka, Rohini and Patiala House—are boycotting work.

Advocate Dhir Singh Kasana, general secretary of Coordination Committee of All District Courts Bar Association in Delhi, said complete boycott is being observed at Saket District court and the public is not allowed inside court premises.

“We are not allowing any lawyer to go inside courtrooms. We are sitting at the gate and requesting all to participate,” he said.

“We will hold a meeting at 5 pm and decide the future course of action. We want the culprits to be arrested,” said Kasana, who is also participating at the dharna to protest against the incident.

In suo moto proceedings, the Delhi High Court on November 3, 2019, ordered a judicial enquiry into the clash. The probe will be headed by former judge Justice S.P. Garg, with assistance of CBI, vigilance and IB. 

The court granted ex-gratia payment to the injured advocates and directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to immediately suspend accused police officials. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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