Tis Hazari clash between lawyers and police: Delhi HC extends deadline for completion of judicial probe till December 31
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Tis Hazari clash between lawyers and police: Delhi HC extends deadline for completion of judicial probe till December 31

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The Delhi High Court today extended the deadline for completion of the judicial probe into the scuffle which broke out between lawyers and police personnel in Tis Hazari court complex in November 2019, till December 31. (Court on its own motion vs UOI- Tis Hazari Clash - June 1)

The order was passed by a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and justice Prateek Jalan pursuant to a report submitted by the Judical Commission.

After taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, on November 3 last year, the Court had ordered a judicial inquiry into the violent clashes under the aegis of former Delhi High Court Judge, Justice SP Garg.

It was the ordered that the probe should preferably be completed within a period of six weeks. On December 16, the deadline was extended till May 31, 2020.

In its latest report to the Court, the Commission stated that the statement of 124 witnesses had been recorded.

The Commission added that the completion of the probe was, however, stalled due to the restrictions on account of COVID-19 lockdown.

In view of the above, the Court extended the deadline till December 31.

A scuffle had broken out between lawyers and police personnel at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court Complex on November 2, 2019 after an argument between a lawyer and the police over parking. The altercation soon escalated and resulted in serious violence in the Court Complex; a lawyer was shot in the ensuing melee.

While constituting a Judicial Comisison in the matter, the Court had directed Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Director, Vigilance and the Director, Intelligence Bureau or any other superior officer appointed by them to assist Justice Garg in the probe.

As per the Court's direction, all necessary infrastructure along with a monthly remuneration of Rs 2,00,000 was to be given to Justice Garg by the Delhi Government.

Read the Order:

Court on its own motion vs UOI- Tis Hazari Clash - June 1.pdf
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