A plea had filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking action against police officials who agitated in public and sat on 'dharna' after the November 2 clash with lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts complex. The PIL also sought action against the police officials who issued statements on social media when the matter was already sub judice.
The petition filed by lawyer Rakesh Kumar Lakra has arrayed as parties the Union of India, the Delhi Police, its Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Deputy Inspector General of police of Arunachal Pradesh Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police Aslam Khan, Superintendent of Police of NIA Sanjukta Prashar and IPS officer Meghna Yadav.
It alleged that the police officials were protesting and agitating in public, which was in contravention of their official duties. The plea claimed that it was a failure on the part of Delhi Police Commissioner for not taking action against Aslam Khan. He has been giving a statement on social media through Twitter when the matter is sub-judice in the high court.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear a petition filed by the lawyers seeking a ban on reporting by media on the ongoing fight between Delhi Police and lawyers in the national capital. A bench headed by Justice SA Bobde passed the order after the lawyers mentioned the matter before it, saying that the media was defaming them.