Lawyer-police clash: Delhi HC says no need to clarify Nov 3 order

Delhi Police personnel held a candle light protest at Delhi Police Headquarters over alleged repeated incidents of violence against them by lawyers, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (November 6) said its November 3 order in the lawyers-police clash at Tis Hazari Court’s Complex is self explanatory and there is no need to clarify it.

A bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar disposed of the Centre’s applications seeking clarification and review of the order which said no coercive action needs to be taken against advocates and should not be applicable on subsequent incidents. The detailed order is awaited. The hearing was held in a jam-packed courtroom.

The Centre, in its application, had urged the court to clarify that its November 3 order creates no impediment in taking action against any further illegalities.

After the November 3 order, an on-duty policeman and a civilian were allegedly thrashed by advocates outside Saket court on Monday and on Tuesday, two separate FIRs were lodged by the police in this regard.

Lawyers in all the six district courts here abstained from work for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting against the clash between advocates and the police at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex on November 2, and denied access to litigants in some courts.

(With inputs from agencies)