Reportedly, a lawyer and a police car collided in the parking area of the Tis Hazari court, leading to a controversy. Angry lawyers set fire to the police car.
New Delhi| Violent clashes between lawyers and police took place on Saturday at the Tis Hazari Court complex in the capital. A lawyer was injured by firing. Another lawyer was wounded. He has been admitted to a nearby hospital. Reportedly, a lawyer and a police car collided in the parking area of the court, leading to a controversy. Angry lawyers set fire to the police car after firing. Ten vehicles of the fire brigade were sent to the spot. A large number of police forces are stationed in the area.
Lawyers Vs Cops, one confrontation that happens every now & then – like a ritual. Both sides get hurt, both sides hurt each other, with a lot of personal baggage of their own. Then starts politics, blame game for around a fortnight or so. Today it was #Delhi's Tis Hazari court. pic.twitter.com/2lv14cPMZO
— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) November 2, 2019
Bar Association member Jay Biswal told the news agency that a police van hit the lawyer’s car in the parking area. When he confronted the police, six policemen took him inside and beat him. People saw the incident and called the police.
After that SHO and local police reached the spot, but they were not allowed inside. “We have told the High Court about this. A team of 6 judges arrived to investigate the matter, but they were not allowed inside. When the judge returned, the policemen opened fire,” one witness said.
Clash broke out between lawyers and @DelhiPolice at Tis Hazari court. There's a complete chaos in court premises. Lawyers set ablaze vehicles including police vans. @DcpNorthDelhi @LtGovDelhi @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/x7P5WX1FRY
— Rizwan Arif (@arifriz) November 2, 2019
Tis Hazari court counsel Kadam Kharb told a news channel that the police remain in their security, but they fired shots directly at the lawyers today. The injured lawyer Vijay Verma has been admitted to St Stephen’s Hospital after being shot. Lawyers are demanding action on the policemen who fired at them. However, police say they did not fire during the dispute.