Tis Hazari violence: Best treatment and compensation to be ensured for injured advocates, cops, says Delhi LG

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal has promised treatment and Suitable ex-gratia compensation for advocates and police personnel who were injured in the Tis Hazari violence

Tis Hazari violence: Best treatment and compensation to be ensured for injured advocates, cops, says Delhi LG

NH Web Desk

Following huge protests by Delhi police and advocates after they clashed at Tis Hazari court premises, Delhi Lieutenant Governor LG Anil Baijal has advised Commissioner of Police, Delhi that senior officers should visit the injured policemen to boost their morale & comfort their families. Suitable ex-gratia to be given to the injured officers of Delhi Police. Lieutenant Governor (LG) has also directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that best possible medical treatment is provided to the injured advocates and policemen.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs moved the Delhi High Court seeking clarification on Sunday's order directing that no coercive action be taken against lawyers on whom FIRs were filed in view of the clashes at Tis Hazari Court.

Delhi Police submitted a report to the Home Ministry on the November 2 incident during which clashes broke out between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court.

After hundreds of policemen gathered and protested at Delhi Police headquarters, the Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik addressed them first appreciating the way the police handled the situation ensuing a violent scuffle between lawyers and policemen at Tis Hazari Court during last few days. Then he told the protesters that people have certain expectations from the police and to come up to their expectations they should go back to their duties.

Hundreds of Delhi Police personnel on Tuesday, November 5 gheraoed the Police Headquarters (PHQ) at ITO in New Delhi to protest against repeated incidents of violence against them by lawyers.

Delhi police officials gathered outside the Police Headquarters in ITO, asking to meet the Police Commissioner and put forward their grievances. Several of them had posters in hand that read slogans like, “Save Police”, “We are Humans too”.

“People don’t realise the kind of danger we are put through every day. If we can't save ourselves, then how will we fulfil our responsibility of protecting others? We are human beings too and we must be treated with respect,” a woman constable said.

A video has gone viral on social media which shows a policeman on a bike being confronted by a group of protesting lawyers.

Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers took to Twitter to express their dismay and anger following the incident.

Senior IPS officer Aslam Khan posted on Twitter, "Any opinion? This was starting point of tussle what I could guess. For how long police will be at receiving end just because they have no support and leadership."

Advocates in the Delhi High Court and all district courts on Monday abstained from judicial work protesting against the clash between lawyers and the police in the Tis Hazari court complex on Saturday.

The lawyers are not participating and appearing in proceedings and only proxy counsel are taking dates. Advocate Naginder Benipal, the executive member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, said lawyers have supported and cooperated with the call to abstain from work in the high court.

A parking row between between police personnel and lawyers on Saturday had escalated leading to violence and arson at the Tis Hazari Court complex.

At least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured and many vehicles were damaged in the incident. The lawyers alleged that the police fired at them.

The Delhi High Court on Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence by a team comprising a retired judge, Directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Intelligence Bureau and Vigilance.

On the Delhi High Court's order, Special Commissioner (in-charge Law and Order) Sanjay Singh was removed on Monday and Special Commissioner RS Krishnaiya was given the additional charge.

with IANS inputs

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Published: 05 Nov 2019, 12:31 PM