Delhi Riots: Women lawyers manhandled, assaulted by Police at Jagatpuri station
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Delhi Riots: Women lawyers manhandled, assaulted by Police at Jagatpuri station

Bar & Bench

Even as violence rages on in parts of Delhi, a group of lawyers have been manhandled and beaten up by the police in the capital's Jagatpuri area.

The lawyers, who had gone to Jagatpuri Police Station to meet persons detained at the Khureji protest site in North-East Delhi, were beaten up by police officers.

Among the group were women lawyers, who were manhandled by the police. One male advocate was slapped, while another was lathicharged.

Advocate Anas Tanwir, who was part of the group, revealed to Bar & Bench,

"One of the team members was lathicharged. There were women lawyers who were manhandled by male policemen.

We had gone there to get the detainees released. This is something we have been doing for one month."

In light of the incident, sources state that the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has written a letter to the Commissioner of the Delhi Police.

The lawyers who faced the assault also plan to file a petition to bring the courts' attention to the incident.

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