Delhi HC rejects application seeking permission to lodge FIR against lawyers in Saket Court incident

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In a setback to Delhi Police, Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed application of police seeking permission to lodge FIR against lawyers in Saket District Court incident.

Refraining from work, lawyers have been protesting for the past three days over clashes which broke out in Tis Hazari court complex last week.

Lawyers have closed the main gates of Patiala House and Saket district courts and did not allow litigants to access the court premises.

Meanwhile, the Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday said that the protest by Delhi Police yesterday seems to be politically managed and the darkest day in the history of independent India.

The BCI also said that it will withdraw its strike and resume work from tomorrow but demanded action against cops involved in the scuffle last week while promising action against lawyers found guilty in the clashes.

On Tuesday, Delhi police launched protests outside the Police headquarters against Saturday’s violent clashes between cops and lawyers and the subsequent attack on policemen outside the Saket district court on Monday.

The protest was called off after repeated assurances by senior officials that their key demands related to the assault by lawyers will be addressed. 

On November 2, a scuffle broke out between police and the lawyers in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court following a parking dispute.