Saket Court Incident: Delhi HC Dismisses Application Seeking Permission To Lodge FIR Against Lawyers

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 November 2019, 05:32 PM
Saket Court incident.
Saket Court incident. (Photo Credit : Twitter )

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application by the police seeking permission to lodge an FIR against lawyers in the Saket District Court incident.

Police protests were triggered by two attacks on their colleagues, one on Monday outside Saket District Court and another on Saturday at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex 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.

The Delhi High Court also said there is no need to clarify its November 3 order in the lawyers-police clash at Tis Hazari Courts Complex as it is self-explanatory.

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar disposed of the Centre's applications seeking clarification and review of the order which said no coercive action be taken against advocates should not be applicable on the subsequent incidents.

The detailed order is awaited.

The hearing was held in a jam-packed courtroom.

The Centre, in its application, had urged the court to clarify that its November 3 order creates no impediment in taking action against any further illegalities.

After the November 3 order, an on-duty policeman and a civilian were allegedly thrashed by advocates outside Saket Court on Monday and on Tuesday, two separate FIRs were lodged by the police in this regard.

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.

First Published: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 04:18 PM
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