Delhi Police vs Lawyers: 11-hour-long protest ends on assurance from senior cop
New Delhi : The Delhi Police personnel ended their 11-hour-long protest they were assured from a senior cop that their grievances will be addressed.
Addressing the protesters, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Golcha urged them to end the protest and get back on to the duties. He assured that a review petition will be filed against the Delhi High Court order in connection with a clash between cops and lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex. He also announced an ex-gratia of at least Rs 25000 to the injured police officials.
Meanwhile, the High Court has directed that no coercive action should be taken against any lawyer on the basis of FIRs lodged with regard to the November 2 incident. A judicial inquiry has already been ordered.
The Centre contended that the HC order should not be applicable on the subsequent incidents, referring to the assault on a policeman on duty by a group of lawyers at Saket District Court premises on November 4.
According to a report by news agency PTI, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said that the lawyers and policemen are the two strong pillars of the criminal justice system and they should work together in complete harmony.
“In the wake of the recent unfortunate incident, it is imperative to restore the trust between the two and also to ensure that justice is done impartially in the entire matter,” a statement quoted Baijal as saying.