Days after the Delhi High Court directed Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to transfer Special Commissioner Sanjay Singh and Additional DCP Harinder Singh, the cops have been transferred.
The bench had directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to transfer Special Commissioner Sanjay Singh, who had allegedly ordered lathi charge on lawyers inside the court complex, and Additional DCP Harinder Singh, who allegedly had ordered firing at the lawyers, during pendency of the investigation.
"The Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi is pleased to order the transfer/posting of the following IPS/DANIPS officers with immediate effect," the order reads. IPS Dinesh Kumar Gupta has also been transferred.
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar, which sat on a holiday after taking suo motu (on its own) cognisance of media reports of the Saturday afternoon incident in which 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds, said that former high court judge Justice (retd) S P Garg would hold the judicial inquiry into the matter.
The bench said Justice Garg will be assisted by directors of CBI, Vigilance and Intelligence Bureau or any other senior officers appointed by them and the inquiry shall be completed within six weeks and a report be submitted in the court.
The bench also directed the Police Commissioner to take immediate action with regard to suspension of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kanta Prasad, who allegedly dragged an advocate inside the lock up and beat him up, and ASI Pawan, who allegedly fired at the lawyers.
The directions were issued after hearing the heads of various lawyers bodies, including Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High court Bar Association, coordination committee of Delhi district courts, which demanded that there should be judicial probe into the incident.