Capital turns battleground of police; resume duty, says Delhi police chief

Capital turns battleground of police; resume duty, says Delhi police chief

Agency News

In an attempt to play down the issue, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said to the policemen that to resume work as earlier as possible.

He was inaugurating the protest of policemen outside Police Head Quarters (PHQ) on Tuesday against the lawyers. Virtually, the agitation has turned the capital city of Delhi into a battle ground of police.

"We have to behave like a disciplined force. The government and the people expect us to uphold the law, it is our big responsibility. I urge you to resume duty," Amulya Patnaik said.

A large number of police personnel including women and 'their family members' staged noisy protest outside Police Head Quarters (PHQ), against the clash that broke out between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court November 2 and also for actions taken only against police officers. Carrying banners policemen staged protest raising slogans 'we want justice'.

Thousands of policemen holding messages like "Save the Saviors" chanted slogans and shouted "CP saheb, samne aao, samne aao (CP sir, come outside (and face us))" outside Delhi Police headquarters today.

"In the last few days, there have been certain incidents in the capital which we handled very well. The situation is improving after that. This situation is like an exam for all of us and we need to have patience. We all should keep one thing in mind that we are here to protect the law," he added.

He reminded the officers a judicial probe had been ordered and asked them to have patience.