The Delhi Police has submitted a report to the Ministry Home Affairs (MHA) on the devastating clash between lawyers and cops last Saturday at Tis Hazari Court in North Delhi.
“We have received a report from the Delhi Police,” a home ministry spokesperson said but refused to give details. The MHA had asked for a report soon after clash was brought under control on Saturday.
A parking row snowballed into a fierce conflict between the police and lawyers at Tis Hazari. The rampage left at least 20 policemen injured, lawyer groups said 40 of their associates were also injured. Around 50 people injured, including two advocates hit by gunshots, and many parked vehicles torched and vandalized.
Legal work in the trial courts has suffered since Monday with lawyers skipping work to protest against Saturday’s violence. The lawyers are demanding arrest of the cop who supposedly fired at the lawyers, leaving two of them injured.
The Bar Council of India on Monday said the videos and images being circulated on social media were meant to “malign the image of the Bar”.
The Delhi high court had taken up the Tis Hazari matter on Monday and ordered the transfer of two senior police officers and the suspension of two other officers. The court also granted and compensation to the lawyers injured in the clash.