Lawyers practicing in Delhi courts will resume their abstinence from work from Monday as the trade-off between the advocates and state police failed to find a middle ground in the Tis Hazari clash incident.
According to an official statement from Dhir Singh Kasana, General Secretary, the coordination committee, All-District Courts Bar Associations, the lawyers will continue to stage a protest as no confirmation of adequate action against the guilty police personnel has been given by the Delhi Police department.
At the Tis Hazari court clash between the two public servants, the police had fired shots at the advocates. The lawyers will stay away from work at all district courts in Delhi and demonstrate in a peaceful mode, said Kasana in his statement after the meeting with the police department on Sunday.
After the crucial meeting with lawyers failed to achieve a reasonable outcome, Delhi Police put together a team of senior officers on November 10 in an attempt to initiate dialogues with the advocates’ bodies in compliance with the directions of Delhi High Court.
The meeting, held between the members of all district court associations and representatives of the Delhi police, went over an hour.
The meeting took place at the residence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Special Commissioners of Police Satish Golcha Praveer Ranjan, Joint Commissioner Devesh Srivastava, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Monika Bhardwaj, Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and all the members of the coordination committee of All District Courts Bar Associations were present to discuss the matter at hand.
The meeting was set up after the Delhi High Court had advised the representatives of police and lawyers to find a resolution to the matter. Earlier on November 8, the lawyers had suspended the protest. A joint meeting of Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi and the Coordination Committee of District Court Bar Associations of Delhi resulted in the withdrawal of strike.
On the next day, the Delhi High Court took a suo moto cognisance of the matter. The court ordered a judicial inquiry into the tussle between police and lawyers at the Tis Hazari court premise on November 2 over an alleged parking issue. Several cops and advocates got injured in the clash.
The inquiry in the case is assigned to Justice SP Garg, a retired judge of Delhi High Court. The inquiry is expected to be completed within six weeks.
(With inputs from ANI)