Delhi: Cops, lawyers fight outside court, police's car set afire
On Saturday afternoon, a scuffle broke out between lawyers and police personnel at the Tis Hazari Court complex in Delhi. According to reports, a police vehicle was set on fire during the incident. The police also reportedly fired shots at the lawyers, injuring at least two of them. Here's all about the shocking incident.
Injured lawyers admitted to St. Stephen's Hospital
According to ANI, an incident of firing was reported during the scuffle with Delhi police officials and lawyers were injured. The injured lawyers were reportedly admitted to the nearby St. Stephen's Hospital. However, the cause of the brawl remains unknown as of now. Meanwhile, the police have now locked a few gates to prevent miscreants from entering the site.
What caused the fight between lawyers and police?
According to Hindustan Times, a parking dispute triggered the dispute between the two parties. Other reports suggest that the brawl broke out following a protest outside the residence of Union Minister Giriraj Singh. The protest was organized by members and workers of the Indian Youth Congress against the inclusion of dairy sector in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Police vehicle hit lawyer's vehicle: Tis Hazari Bar Association's office-bearer
Separately, Tis Hazari Bar Association's office bearer, Jai Biswal detailed the reason behind the clash, speaking to ANI. Biswal said, "A police vehicle hit the vehicle of a lawyer while he was coming to the court. When the lawyer confronted them he was ridiculed and 6 police personnel carried him inside and thrashed him. People saw this and called the police."
Cops fired bullets, said Biswal
Biswal further said, "SHO and local police arrived but weren't allowed to go inside. We informed the High Court, a team was sent there along with 6 judges but even they were not allowed to go in. When they started leaving, cops fired bullets."