Chaos prevailed at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court after a scuffle broke out between the police and lawyers on Saturday (November 2). Gunshots were reportedly heard during the clash, however, the Delhi Police denied that it opened fire.
Lawyers have alleged that two of their colleagues were injured in the clash, including one in police firing. The injured lawyers were subsequently admitted at the nearby St. Stephens Hospital, reports said.
Delhi: Lawyers injured in the scuffle with Delhi police, at Tis Hazari Court, have been admitted to St Stephen's Hospital. pic.twitter.com/HauUDGzEne
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Reports further said quoting officials that a police vehicle was set ablaze during the clash. The Fire Department immediately dispatched 10 fire tenders to the spot, the officials added.
Eyewitnesses said that there was an argument between some lawyers and police personnel apparently over a parking issue which turned ugly. Lawyers alleged that the police resorted to firing to disperse them as they tried to free one of their colleagues who was being taken into police custody.
Meanwhile, the lawyers sat on a protest at the gate of the court premises, alleging that the police personnel had opened fire during the incident and demanded action against those involved.
In a preventive measure, the police have locked several gates leading into the court complex, reported NDTV.
(With inputs from agencies)