New Delhi, November 5, 2019:
Delhi Police on Tuesday launched protests across the National Capital after a policeman was allegedly mishandled by a group of protesting lawyers outside the Saket district court.
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Cops of the Delhi Police gathered outside the Police Headquarters in ITO in civilian clothes and demanded to meet the Police Commissioner and put forward their grievances.
They took to the streets chanting slogans like, “Save Police”, “We are Humans too” and held banners “How’s the Josh…? Low Sir…!”, “#SaveTheSaver”, etc.
#WATCH Delhi: Police personnel raise slogans of "we want justice" outside the Police Head Quarters (PHQ) in ITO. They are protesting against the clash that broke out between police & lawyers at Tis Hazari Court on 2nd November. pic.twitter.com/XFAbQn2gay
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2019
A video of a policeman riding a bike being confronted by a small group of protesting lawyers has surfaced in the social media. In the video, it can be seen that one of the lawyers hits the policeman with his elbow and flings a helmet on him as he rides past.
Sharing a video of the Tis Hazari incident where a policeman is seen being dragged and beaten by over 50 lawyers in the court premises,
Senior IPS officer Aslam Khan posted a video of the Tis Hazari incident where a policeman is seen being dragged and beaten by over 50 lawyers in the court premises. She captioned, “Any opinion? This was starting point of tussle what I could guess. For how long police will be at receiving end just because they have no support and leadership.”
Any opinion?This was starting point of tussle what I could guess.For how long police will be at receiving end just because they have no support and leadership. pic.twitter.com/eZBxuvUlH6
— Aslam Khan (@aslam_IPS) November 3, 2019
IPS officer Sanjukta Parashar concurred, “This video is very disturbing on all levels. The protests after this are bizarre. We, of course, must maintain impartiality and equanimity. But can we call a spade a spade please. Its high time.”
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also retweeted Aslam’s post and tweeted, “Let’s not take law into our hands.”
Let's not take law into our hands. https://t.co/l52elZ2cmm
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 5, 2019
It is to be mentioned here that on Saturday, violence erupted at Tis Hazari courts in North Delhi between police and lawyers following a parking row in which 21 police personnel and eight lawyers were injured. As many as 14 motorcycles, one police car, were burnt and eight prison vans were damaged.
Delhi High Court ordered a judicial inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the clash and directed that “no coercive action should be taken against any lawyer on the basis of the FIRs lodged at the behest of police officials”.
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