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Bar Council appeals to lawyers to resume work from Tuesday


New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday asked lawyers in Delhi to join work instead of resorting to strike over the violent clashes between advocates and Delhi Police personnel on Saturday.

"In view of the quick and positive step taken by Hon'ble High Court in this sensitive matter for redressal of grievances of the Bar, the Bar Council of India appeals to the advocates of the country to maintain peace and harmony and not resort to any sort of absentation or boycott of courts from Tuesday, the 5th November, 2019," a statement from the BCI said.

The BCI alsao said that they are satisfied with the Delhi High Court order. The Delhi High Court on Sunday appointed a retired judge to be assisted by Directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Intelligence Bureau and Vigilance to conduct a judicial inquiry into the clash between advocates and the Delhi Police at the Tis Hazari Court complex.

The High Court took suo moto cognizance on the matter.

The High Court directed the Delhi Police Commissioner, the Delhi government and the Union Home Ministry to facilitate retired Justice S.P. Garg with an office to hold the judicial inquiry, which office should be in the vicinity of the Tis Hazari Court complex.

The court also directed the transfer of additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harinder Singh and Special Commissioner of Police Sanjay Singh during the pendency of the inquiry.

"The police will record the statement of injured advocates Vijay Verma, Pankaj Dubey, Ranjit Malik, Sagar Sharma and other such advocates. An FIR should be registered then and copy of the same should be given to the court on the next date of hearing", said the court directing the Delhi Police Commissioner.



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