CCTV footage shows lawyers harassing woman police officers during Tis Hazari clash :- Days after the embarrassing clash between cops and lawyers at the Tis Hazari Court complex in Delhi, videos have emerged where advocates are seen purportedly harassing a woman police officer.
CCTV footage shows lawyers harassing woman police
The new footage of the clash between police and lawyers at Delhi’s Tis Hazari court on Saturday shows a senior woman police officer, who was allegedly assaulted during the incident, bravely leading four cops in trying to control a large crowd of unruly lawyers before being overrun and pushed out of view of the CCTV camera.
The Delhi Police is examining the CCTV footage to verify the allegation that a woman officer was harassed and verbally abused by a few lawyers. Efforts are also on to trace a loaded 9mm pistol that went missing from the woman officer during the clash.
In another video, the woman police officer can be seen trying to plead with folded hands before the lawyers as fires burn all around. The video shows the woman officer moves to the head of the small group of cops that is, within seconds, swamped and surrounded by a mob of lawyers. As the camera pans slightly, even more lawyers can be seen rushing to the scene.
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In an audio clip that emerged in the aftermath of Saturday’s violent clashes, two policemen can be heard discussing the alleged assault on their colleague.
Meanwhile, another footage shows lawyers attacking policemen and trying to set fire to motorcycles.
Reportedly, a top-secret report of the Special Branch of the Delhi Police has revealed that a frenzied mob of over 200 attacked Bhardwaj during the violent clashes. It is claimed that the lady officer could have been ‘lynched’ if a small contingent of police had not rushed to her rescue.
At least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured and many vehicles were damaged in the November 2 incident, which escalated after an argument over parking. The lawyers alleged that the police fired at them.
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Hundreds of Delhi police personnel had gathered at the Police Headquarters at ITO on Tuesday protesting against Saturday’s incident as well as an attack on their colleague outside the Saket court. Family members of the cops also held a protest at India Gate against the Tis Hazari scuffle. The protests came a day after lawyers marched to India Gate demanding justice and action against cops involved in alleged firing at Tis Hazari.
Meanwhile, lawyers on Thursday filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking action against police officials who were agitating in public and sitting on ‘dharna’ after the Saturday clash.
Saturday’s violence started with a fight over a parking spot. Around 1:20 pm, a policeman confronted three lawyers who had allegedly parked wrongly and asked them to remove their car. Around 30 policemen and lawyers were injured in the violence that followed.