Published On : Tue, Nov 5th, 2019

Lawyers seek ban on video showing cops beaten

The Union Home Ministry files an application seeking clarification on the Delhi High Court order which directed for no coercive step against lawyers against whom an FIR has been registered, following the clash between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court on November 2.

Lawyers have sought a ban on media from showing videos which could make situations worse, but the HC declines to pass an interim order.

The Centre has told the high court that the order for no coercive action against advocates should not be applicable on subsequent incidents. The Delhi HC also issues notice to the Bar Council of India and other bar associations on the Centre’s plea.

Thousands of policemen and women holding up placards with messages like “Save the Saviors” shouted “CP saheb, samne aao, samne aao (Police Commissioner, face us), even as chants of ‘We want justice’ rang out outside the Delhi Police headquarters today.

In an unprecedented protest over clashes on Saturday between policemen and lawyers at the city’s Tis Hazari Court complex, police personnel, along with their families have gheraoed the Delhi police HQ demanding action against lawyers who manhandled cops on duty on November 2.

The Union Home Ministry has been given a report on the violence and protests.

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal, to whom the Union Home Ministry has been assigned the task of defusing the situation, has called a meeting with police officials.