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Tis Hazari Violence: Delhi HC Orders Judicial Inquiry; Ex Gratia Amount To Injured Lawyers

Lawstreet Journal 4 Nov 2019 5:41pm

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The Delhi High Court on Sunday (November 3, 2019) ordered a judicial enquiry into the clash between police and lawyers which took place in Tis Hazari court premises on November 2, 2019. 

A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar tooksuo moto cognizance of the police action in Tis Hazari court in which 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds.

The court appointed former Delhi HC judge Justice S.P. Garg to head the judicial inquiry into the matter.

In the special sitting, the court said Justice Garg will be assisted by Director CBI and the inquiry shall be completed within six weeks and a report be submitted in the court.

The court directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to record the statements of all injured advocates and to immediately lodge the FIR, the copies of it shall be presented before the court.

No coercive action against any lawyer

During the hearing, the Bench directed that no coercive action would be taken against any lawyer on the basis of FIRs lodged at the behest of police officials.

Transfer of police officials

The Bench directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to transfer Special Commissioner Sanjay Singh, who had allegedly ordered lathi charge on lawyers inside the court complex, and Additional DCP Harinder Singh, who allegedly had ordered firing at the lawyers.

It also directed the Police Commissioner to take immediate action with regard to suspension of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kanta Prasad, who allegedly dragged an advocate inside the lock up and beat him… Continue Reading...

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