Delhi, November 5: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has appealed to all the agitating police officers to return to their duties and posts after they launched a massive protest outside their headquarters today. According to an ANI update, he said, "I appeal to all to maintain peace. It's trying time for us. We need to fulfil the responsibility of maintaining and assuring law and order. It is expected from us that we the protectors of law will continue to assure law and order in the capital." Tis Hazari Violence Aftermath: Delhi Cops Protest Outside Police Headquarters, Day-After Their Colleague Was Thrashed by Lawyers.
He further said, "FIR has been registered in the incidents in which police personnel were assaulted. We are addressing the anger of the police personnel caused by these incidents. Discussions are underway, senior officials are addressing all the concerns." The police personnel, in uniform, were seen wearing black bands to condemn the attacks on their ranks.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik: FIR has been registered in the incidents in which police personnel were assaulted. We are addressing the anger (of police personnel) caused by these incidents. Discussions are underway,senior officials are addressing all the concerns. pic.twitter.com/Aatf4CR5Gy
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2019
In the latest development to the incident, the Home Ministry has issued directions to Lieutenant GovernorAnil Baijal to resolve the matter at the earliest. The Delhi Police has also sent a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs in connection with the Tis Hazari incident.
The Delhi top cop was hooted at by the agitating officers today. Police personnel were seen raising slogans of "Humara CP kaisa ho, Kiran Bedi jaisa ho" outside the Police Head Quarters (PHQ) in ITO today.
Watch the video shared by video:
#WATCH Delhi Police personnel raise slogans of "Humara CP (Commissioner of Police) kaisa ho, Kiran Bedi jaisa ho" outside the Police Head Quarters (PHQ) in ITO. They are protesting against the clash that broke out between police & lawyers at Tis Hazari Court on 2nd November. pic.twitter.com/f4Cs7kx9Dr
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2019
The officers were protesting against the violent clashes between cops and lawyers that broke out on Saturday at the city's Tis Hazari court complex. At least 20 policemen and eight lawyers were injured and 20 vehicles were vandalised in Saturday's clash.
Lawyers at all Delhi District Courts were on strike today, following the clashes between police and the lawyers at the Tis Hazari Court. Reportedly, there have been no protests by lawyers at any district court till now.
In response to all the agitation, Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju in a tweet said that 'being a cop is a thankless job'. He had said, "Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don't. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves."The tweet was, however, later deleted.