Tis Hazari Court Clash: Bar Council of Delhi to Give Rs 2 Lakh Compensation Each to Two Critically Injured Lawyers
Tis Hazari Court Clash (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, October 3: The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to two lawyers who are currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) of St. Stephen hospital in Delhi. The two lawyers  sustained injuries in a major scuffle that broke out between police and advocates over a parking issue at Tis Hazari Court area on Saturday. According to a tweet by ANI, the Council has also announced Rs 50,000 to the lawyers who sustained injuries in the clash. Meanwhile, 'Lok Adalat' that was scheduled for Sunday in Court, has been cancelled. Delhi: Firing Reported at Tis Hazari Court as Scuffle Breaks Out Between Police and Lawyers.

Reports inform that around 20 police personnel, including Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) and two Station House Officers (SHOs) and eight advocates were injured in the scuffle. A tweet by ANI on Sunday stated that SHO Rajeev Bhardwaj received stitches after being injured in the Police-lawyers clash. The BCI termed the "brutal police action" beyond tolerance and demanded immediate arrest and suspension of the police officials who had allegedly fired at the lawyers. The Bar associations have decided to boycott work on Monday across all district courts in Delhi.

Here's the tweet:

During a press conference, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harender Singh on Saturday said the lawyers tried to take revenge and set vehicles on fire in a bid to open the gate."The scuffle was only over parking, between jawans of 3rd Battalion and lawyers. Some other lawyers joined too. They wanted to get inside the lockup. They wanted to take revenge," Singh said.

The Tis Hazari Court area had turned into a virtual battleground after an argument between advocates and police over parking turned violent. Anguished lawyers set several vehicles on fire while incident of firing was also reported from the area. According to a report by PTI, BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra requested Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and the police commissioner to immediately lodge an FIR and arrest the guilty policemen. Meanwhile, Bar Council of Delhi chairman K C Mittal called the incident a "high-handedness" of the police.