Lawyers in Delhi closed the gates of Patiala House and Saket courts and didn’t let litigants access the court premises as their protest against Delhi Police entered the third day. Lawyers of all six district courts in the National Capital abstained from work. The Bar Council of India sought the arrest of police officials involved in a violent clash at Tis Hazari court. This comes after the Delhi police personnel demonstration outside the police headquarters.
A lawyer among them stood on the balcony of a high-rise court building and threatened to commit suicide by jumping in protest against the Delhi Police after the recent clashes. Meanwhile, another lawyer poured kerosene on himself in an attempt to set himself on fire but stopped by his colleagues. One of the protesting lawyers, who did not want naming, said they will not resume the work till the time the policemen, who had allegedly fired at and lathi-charged advocates are not arrested.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairperson Manan Kumar Mishra said that they won’t tolerate any violent behavior by lawyers against Delhi Police personnel. This comes after lawyers, in a video, had seen assaulting a policeman outside Delhi’s Saket Court. Earlier, clashes broke out between police and lawyers over an alleged parking issue in Tis Hazari court.