Advocates, Delhi police clash at Tis Hazari Court, many cars set afire

Advocates, Delhi police clash at Tis Hazari Court, many cars set afire

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New Delhi, Nov 2: A clash broke out between the lawyers and Delhi police personnel at Tis Hazari Court on Saturday after a cop allegedly opened fire at a lawyer during a heated argument over parking.

According to sources, one lawyer was injured during the scuffle and was later admitted to St Stephens hospital.

The agitated lawyers set a police car ablaze and clouds of smoke could be seen bellowing from the site, surging the already high pollution levels in the National Capital. Sources claimed that the lawyers were angry over parking issues in the complex. They locked themselves inside the court premises, preventing police and media persons from barging in.

Keeping in view the tense situation, police locked several gates leading to the court complex to prevent the protesters from entering the premises. Bar Council of Delhi Chairperson KC Mittal strongly condemned the brutal attack and said it was high handedness in the part of police personnel and responsible person be dismissed and prosecuted.

"We strongly condemn the inhuman act of Delhi police on Advocate and demand arrest of all the police personnel, responsible for shooting on innocent advocates", Bar Council's Secretary Vishnu Sharma said.

The lawyers of Delhi district court shall also remain absent from work on November 4 to register their protest. "Complete abstinence from work in all Delhi Distt Courts on 04/11/19 against the shooting by police on advocates in Tis Hazar" Co-ordination Committee Chairman Mahavir Sharma Chairman said. (UNI)