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Lawyer-Police clash: Delhi High Court says November 3 order self-explanatory

The Centre had sought review of the court's order, which said that no coercive action be taken against advocates, should not be applicable on the subsequent incidents

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 6.11.19, 4:31 PM
  • Updated 6.11.19, 4:31 PM
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Police personnel stage a protest over the assault on policemen following clashes with lawyers at Tis Hazari court and Saket court, at police headquarters in New Delhi, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. PTI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said there is no need to clarify its November 3 order in the lawyers-police clash at Tis Hazari Courts Complex as it is self-explanatory.

A bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar disposed of the Centre's applications seeking clarification and review of the order which said no coercive action be taken against advocates should not be applicable on the subsequent incidents.

The detailed order is awaited.

The hearing was held in a jam-packed courtroom.

The Centre, in its application, had urged the court to clarify that its November 3 order creates no impediment in taking action against any further illegalities.

After the November 3 order, an on-duty policeman and a civilian were allegedly thrashed by advocates outside Saket Court on Monday and on Tuesday, two separate FIRs were lodged by the police in this regard.

Lawyers in all the six district courts in the national capital abstained from work for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting against the clash between advocates and the police at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex on November 2, and denied access to litigants in some courts.