The Delhi High Court on Friday (15 November) granted interim protection to two suspended officers of the Delhi Police who were allegedly involved in clashes with lawyers at the Tis Hazari court complex.
A division bench of the High Court presided by Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Harishankar directed that "no coercive action" be taken against Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) Pawan and Kamta Prasad.
The interim protection has been granted til the next date of hearing on 23 December.
The two Delhi police officials, who allegedly fired at the lawyers during the Tis Hazari clashes that erupted between lawyers and police earlier this month, have approached the Delhi High Court seeking relief in the cases against them.
ASI Pawan Kumar and Kamta Prasad have sought directions from the court for no coercive action against them until the judicial enquiry in the matter is concluded.
They also sought a stay and quashing of the order passed by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Singh in connection with the case.
The officials stated that the investigation in the matter is being carried out by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch and "the applicants have fully cooperated and joined the investigation as and when called".
"The applicant shall extend his full cooperation to the enquiry ordered by the Hon'ble Court. However, the applicant ought to be allowed by the court to prevent any prejudice or travesty of justice upon him in the event that the present application is not allowed, the applicant will suffer unbearable loss," the plea said.
(With inputs from IANS)
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