DELHI was today witness to an unprecedented protest by police men who gheraoed their headquarters following clashes between the police and lawyers on Saturday at the Tis Hazari court complex. In the evening, the families of the policemen organised a candle-light vigil at the India Gate. On Monday, another police officer was beaten up by lawyers out the Saket District Court, the video of which had gone viral on the internet.
On Saturday the police and lawyers clashed over a parking spot dispute which soon spiraled out of control as vehicles were set ablaze and vandalised during the clashes. 2 cops were suspended by the Delhi High Court and a judicial probe was ordered.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today held a meeting at his home with the Delhi Chief Secretary to review the situation. A report was submitted by the police to the home ministry. By evening, the police from Haryana, Bihar and several other states extended support to their colleagues in Delhi.
The police personnel who were protesting at the Police Head Quarters (PHQ) in Delhi over the Tis Hazari incident have been assured that their demands will be fulfilled. Also, no action will be taken against them for the agitation, said Devesh Chandra Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) on Tuesday.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala On Delhi Police Protest
“Delhi police personnel are demanding justice, have been protesting for 10 hours. So are their relatives. Where is Amit Shah? Why isn’t he finding a solution to this? What is happening in Delhi? Lawyers are being shot, cops are being thrashed. If this continues, what will happen to Law & Order in Delhi and the nation? A proof of Amit Shah and BJP’s failure, their leadership has failed. Amit Shah should give a statement. Is this BJP’s New India? People are now saying ‘Modiji hain, to yeh bhi mumkin hai'”