Tis Hazari clash: SC rejects lawyers plea to ban media reportage

Tis Hazari clash: SC rejects lawyers plea to ban media reportage

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a petition on behalf of lawyers seeking a ban on ' negative and defamatory' media coverage in Tis Hazari violence case which had turned into a major showdown after a tiff over a parking issue.
It further denied the plea on behalf of lawyers seeking early hearing in the matter and directed them to approach the Delhi High Court.

Lawyers submitted in apex court that media should be restrained from reporting this matter as they ''are showing us in negative light and both Media and Police are trying to spoil the case by defaming us.''

Advocates are still up in arms and agitating while the men in uniform have been pacified.

A fracas took place on November 2 when a clash between lawyers and Delhi Police broke out at Tis Hazari Court complex over a parking issue in which several lawyers and police officials were injured.

Delhi High Court yesterday dismissed the application filed on behalf of lawyers seeking ban on media coverage in Tis Hazari violence. The Court also dismissed the plea of Ministry of Home Affairs seeking clarification of an order that said "no coercive step be taken against lawyers" against whom an FIR was registered following the clashes between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court on November 2, Saturday.

Delhi Police officials along with family members and several retired cops gathered to protest outside DP HQ on November 5 after the violence of November 2 and November 4 in Delhi courts.

Delhi High Court division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar has already passed an order of judicial inquiry by retired Delhi HC judge SP Garg on the clash between cops and lawyers on Saturday.

Lawyers, subsequently, approached the apex court after Delhi High Court refused to ban media reporting of all incidents of violence in the case. (UNI)