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Police-lawyers clash: Delhi High Court to hear plea in February against protesting police officials

The court refused to give shorter date for hearing the plea and asked the lawyers to use their good officers for settling the issue with police.

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 8.11.19, 12:46 PM
  • Updated 8.11.19, 12:46 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 Friday said it will hear in February a plea seeking action against police officials who were agitating in public and sitting on 'dharna' after their November 2 clash with lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex.

A bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar refused to give shorter date for hearing the plea and asked the lawyers to use their good officers for settling the issue with police.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a lawyer seeking action against police officials who had issued statements on social media when the matter is already sub judice.

The plea has sought direction to the Centre to initiate departmental inquiry against the Delhi police officials who were sitting on 'dharna' and "making provocative slogans" and issuing inciting statements on electronic and social media.

In unprecedented protests by Delhi police, thousands of its personnel had on Tuesday laid a siege outside the police headquarters for 11 hours and staged a virtual revolt sparked by two attacks on their colleagues before calling off their stir following multiple appeals, including one from their chief.