Clash of Tis Hazari: District attorneys will refrain from working on November 4 in all Delhi courts

NEW DELHI: After a confrontation between the police and the defenders on Saturday in which a vehicle was burned and a lawyer hospitalized with injuries, on November 4 he called for a strike of lawyers in the district courts of Delhi.

Mahavir Sharma, president and general secretary of the Coordinating Committee of the Delhi Bar Council, said a lawyer was injured when police personnel opened fire on a group of defenders and several other defenders and a journalist were injured in the fight.

We strongly condemn the brutal unprovoked attack on lawyers by the police in the Tis Hazari Court. A lawyer is critical. A young lawyer was beaten in confinement. This is a police presumption and must be dismissed and prosecuted. We are with Delhi lawyers, said KC Mittal, president of the Delhi Bar Council.

The national congressional spokesman, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, also reacted to the incident that occurred in the Tis Hazari Court and said that legal remedies should be taken.

Really disturbed by the instance of the Court of Tis Hazari in which a conflict between the police and lawyers became ugly. Since my sources tell me that they shot a lawyer, anger within the legal fraternity is justified but not violence. Hopefully they resort to justice, he tweeted.

According to an official of the Tis Hazari Bar Association, a police vehicle struck a lawyer's vehicle, after which the situation worsened.

A police vehicle hit a lawyer's vehicle while heading to court. When the lawyer confronted them, he was ridiculed and 6 members of the police took him inside and beat him. People saw this and called the police, said Jai Biswal, Tis. The head of the Hazari Bar Association office said.

SHO and the local police arrived there, but were not allowed to enter. We inform the superior court. A team was sent there along with six judges, but they were not even allowed to enter. When they started to leave, the police fired bullets. he added.

Some lawyers who were injured in the fight with the police have been admitted to St Stephen Hospital.