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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju comes out in support of Delhi Police, deletes tweet later

In a recent tweet, Kiren Rijiju said, “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day.”

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has come out in support of personnel of the Delhi Police who are protesting in the national capital against recent cases of police officers being manhandled by lawyers at various courts in Delhi.

In a recent tweet, Kiren Rijiju said, “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves.”

Later he deleted his tweet stating, “It’s not a question of supporting any group. Just let’s not take the law into our hands.”

On Saturday, lawyers and the Delhi Police at the Tis Hazari Court Complex in New Delhi fight over a parking row in court premises. That violent rose a new tussle between the black robes and Khaki dress.

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

This tussle continued and on Sunday, the Delhi High court ordered a judicial probe into the violence by a team comprising a retired judge, Directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Intelligence Bureau and Vigilance.

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On Monday, another police personnel was beaten up by lawyers at another court in Delhi and the video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also tweeted the video and said let’s not take law into our hands

Hundreds of Delhi Police personnel have gheraoed the Police Headquarters at ITO today to protest against repeated incidents of violence against them by lawyers.

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