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“How’s the Josh, Low Sir!”: Cops protest outside Delhi Police headquarter against lawyers’ hooliganism

Many were holding handwritten placards that read, ‘We Want Justice’, ‘How’s the Josh, Sir’, the police personnel held the protest near old Police Headquarters in Delhi.

New Delhi: On Tuesday Delhi Police personnel held a protest outside there headquarters against the clash that broke out between police and lawyers on Saturday at the capital’s Tis Hazari court complex.

Nearly 30 people, including police personnel, were injured and 20 vehicles vandalized as a minor parking issue turned into a violent brawl between the two sides.

On Monday incidents of violence by lawyers were reported as they took to the street protest against the police ‘brutality,’ demanding action against the guilty officials. Videos emerged on social media of lawyers beating up Delhi Police personnel in lower courts across the national capital, especially from Karkardooma and Saket.

Even the general public and an auto driver were not spared by the lawyers, whose actions triggered outrage on social media, with netizens urging Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to whom the Delhi Police reports, to take action against the hooligans.

On Sunda taking cognizance of the violent brawl, the Delhi High Court held an emergency hearing and an order judicial probe into the matter. It also took action against a host of police officials, including Special Commissioner (Law & Order) Sanjay Singh, who was suspended indefinitely. Another senior police officer and an assistant sub-inspector were also transferred.

Many were holding handwritten placards like ‘We Want Justice’, ‘How’s the Josh, Sir’, the police personnel held the protest near old Police Headquarters. On Monday, a policeman was attacked by a lawyer in the Saket Court complex. Elections for Tis Hazari and Karkardooma district courts’ Bar Association, too, were postponed.

On Saturday, lawyers and police clashed in Tis Hazari court complex with an argument over parking of an advocate’s vehicle. On Sunday, Delhi High Court ordered the transfer of two senior police officials.

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