Lawyers vs Delhi Police LIVE: At War With Cops, Lawyers Refuse to Call Off Strike; Litigants Stopped from Entering Court
Nov. 06, 2019
New Delhi: The violent feud between Delhi Police and lawyers escalated on Wednesday morning with two lawyers threatening suicide outside the Rohini court. While one lawyer, identified as one Ashish, poured kerosene on himself but was stopped by his colleagues in time, another threatened to jump off the building. The group of lawyers then raised slogans against the police, chanting ‘ Delhi Police haye haye ’, and the protests soon spread to Dwarka and Saket courts. The lawyers also decided to boycott the media with announcements being made to caution them against speaking to reporters.
The demonstration by lawyers comes a day after unprecedented protests by Delhi Police personnel outside the police headquarters for 11 hours against attacks on their colleagues at the Tis Hazari and the Saket courts on November 2 and 4. One policeman was beaten up outside the Saket district court, and another on Saturday after a parking dispute between an on-duty policeman and a lawyer which led to at least 20 security personnel and several advocates being injured.
Nov 6, 2019 12:14 pm (IST)
Attempted Self-immolation by Lawyer | Today morning, the feud escalated when a lawyer attempted self-immolation outside the Rohini Court. The lawyer, identified as one Ashish, poured kerosene on himself but was stopped by his colleagues in time. The group of lawyers then raised slogans against the police, chanting ‘Delhi Police haye haye’.
Nov 6, 2019 12:12 pm (IST)
Meanwhile, senior police officials are gearing up for the review petition against the High Court order on the demand of thousands of personnel who had gathered outside Delhi Police headquarters yesterday. The series of protests had been spurred by a clash between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari court on Saturday.
Nov 6, 2019 12:08 pm (IST)
Lawyers Stage Protest Outside Saket Court | Day after the Delhi police personnel staged a 11-hour protest, lawyers are staging a striked out Saket court in Delhi. The demonstation comes hours ahead of the filing of the review petition against the Delhi High Court order in connection with a clash between cops and lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex.