New Delhi, November 8: Days after the violence at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court, a fresh CCTV video has surfaced showing DCP North Monika Bhardwaj being harassed during the clash between police and lawyers. The video shows that DCP Bharadwaj was being chased by a few people dressed as lawyers while some personnel tried to shield her in the scuffle that broke out on November 2. According to a video clip released by ANI, some cops were also seen running around during the chaos. Lawyers were seen manhandling and misbehaving with a woman police officer.
In the aftermath of the clash, two IPS officers were transferred on the Delhi High Court's direction. According to reports, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), North, Sanjay Singh has been transferred to the licensing and transport department as Special Commissioner of Police, while Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harender Kumar Singh has been appointed DCP, Railways, according to an order by the Delhi Government. Delhi Police-Lawyers Clash: Kiran Bedi Defends Cops, Says 'Never Let Men And Women in Uniform Lose Faith in Their Own Service'.
Here's the Video:
#WATCH: CCTV footage of DCP North Monika Bhardwaj pleading before the lawyers to stop violence when a clash broke out between police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court in #Delhi on November 2. pic.twitter.com/xFWZBP3Swp
— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2019
In the wake of the incident, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has strongly condemned the act while stating that suo moto action will be taken. "Seeing a video where lawyers are manhandling and misbehaving with a woman police officer and behaving like goons. I strongly condemn it. I am going to take Suo Motu and will be writing to Bar Council and Commissioner of Police Delhi," Sharma tweeted.
On November 2, a clash between lawyers and police broke out on during which 17 vehicles were also vandalised. The BCI has demanded immediate arrest and suspension of the police officials who had allegedly fired at the lawyers.At least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured and many vehicles were damaged in the incident. The lawyers alleged that the police fired at them.