Cops, Lawyers Clash At Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, Police Car Set On Fire

Lawyers reportedly clashed with police after a dispute over parking in the complex.

NEW DELHI: A police car was set afire as lawyers at the Tis Hazari court complex clashed with cops in Old Delhi on Saturday afternoon. Smoke could be seen rising into the sky amid chaos on the court premises, contributing to the city’s already high pollution levels.

A lawyer who was reportedly injured in police firing has been admitted to the nearby St Stephens Hospital, news agency ANI reported.

Sources claimed that the lawyers were angry over parking issues in the complex. They have locked themselves inside the court premises, preventing police and mediapersons from entering. Taking the tense situation into account, police have locked several gates leading into the court complex.

According to sources, the trouble began when a lawyer entered into a dispute with some policemen over parking his car. While the lawyer was being taken into custody, a few of his colleagues tried to free him. Lawyers allege that the cops resorted to firing in an attempt to disperse them, following which at least one of the police cars stationed in the complex was set afire.

Further information is awaited.

Delhi suffers from an acute shortage of parking space, and the Supreme Court had even termed it as one of the national capital’s “most serious problems” in a recent judgment. Even the mushrooming of multi-level parking facilities across its expanse over the years has failed to successfully address the issue.

Source: NDTV


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