Delhi lawyers got into a verbal spat with ANI news agency journalist Aiman at St Stephen’s hospital. The lawyers who were injured in the scuffle yesterday after some lawyers beat up Delhi Police personnel at Tis Hazari Court were getting treatment there.
#WATCH Delhi: Verbal spat between ANI journalist Aiman & lawyers at St Stephen’s Hospital where lawyers who were injured in yesterday’s clash between police & lawyers at Tis Hazari Court, are admitted. pic.twitter.com/ltacoFNZbX
— ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2019
Some lawyers even pushed and shoved a woman journalist when she tried to ask questions to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who had gone to meet the injured lawyers there. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the lawyers at the hospital who were injured and said that the Delhi Government will bear the expenses of their treatment.
Earlier today, the Delhi High Court directed Delhi Police Commissioner to transfer Special Commissioner Sanjay Singh and Additional DCP Harinder Singh, in connection with yesterday’s clash between. The Court also directed Delhi Police Commissioner to record statements of the injured advocates, and instructed to lodge an FIR immediately. A judicial inquiry has also been ordered which should be completed within six weeks under retired judge of Delhi High Court SP Garg. He will be assisted by Director CBI, Director Intelligence Bureau and Director Vigilance or any superior rank officer appointed by them. The Police officials involved are also directed to be suspended and a lump sump ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 to be to Advocate Vijay Verma, and Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 to other two injured advocates.
According to the reports, the incident began around 3 pm on Saturday when a policeman of the Delhi Police got into a fight with a lawyer over parking his car outside the jail lockup, a space reserved for jail vans. However, the argument turned violent when a group of lawyers who were campaigning for the bar council elections got into a heated exchange with the police.
The cops allegedly dragged a few of them and took them to the lockup. While this was happening, some lawyers reportedly set a few bikes parked outside the lockup on fire. Lawyers even attacked journalists, covering the incident.
Later, the police lathi-charged the lawyers and reportedly damaged their cars and chambers on the court premises. The Delhi Police claimed 20 police officers and 12 lawyers were injured in the clash.