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Tis Hazari court violence: Delhi HC orders judicial inquiry, suspension of accused police officials

Police have registered a case under sections 186, 353, 427 and 307 of the IPC after receiving a complaint from both sides in Tis Hazari violence case.


New Delhi| The Delhi High Court on Sunday took cognizance of the violent clash between police and lawyers in the Tis Hazari Court. Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice CH Shankar ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident during the hearing.

Retired judge of the High Court, Justice SP Garg will submit the report to the court within six weeks. The court has directed the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Sanjay Singh and Additional DCP Harendra Singh to be transferred till the investigation continues.

It has also said that the police should use any force against the lawyers. One lawyer was shot dead in the clash on Saturday and more than 20 policemen and 8 lawyers were injured.

The High Court directed the Commissioner of the Delhi Police, Amul Patnaik, to file a statement of the injured lawyers and file an FIR and submit a copy to the court. At the same time, the police have been asked to suspend the accused police personnel immediately.

Also, the Delhi Government has been asked to provide compensation of Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured lawyer Vijay Verma and Rs 10,000 to 15,000 to the other injured. All the injured should be treated by specialist doctors. At the same time, the Delhi Bar Council announced Rs 2 lakh for two lawyers admitted to the ICU and Rs 50,000 for the other injured lawyers.

Police have registered a case under sections 186, 353, 427 and 307 of the IPC after receiving a complaint from both sides. The Delhi Crime Branch is investigating. The policeman accused of firing is still hospitalized. The statements will be recorded when his condition is fine. Additional DCP Harendra Singh and two SHOs were injured in the clash.

Bar Council of India has condemned the incident and has demanded strict action against the guilty policemen. Delhi Bar Council announced strike on November 4 in all the district courts of the capital. There was no public court action in the high court on Sunday to protest the clash.

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