Delhi trial court lawyers strike work after tiff with cops
September, 29th 2011
Lawyers practising in six city court complexes today went on a day-long strike, protesting registration of a criminal case against Rohini Bar Association president and secretary for allegedly beating the station house officer of Keshav Puram Police Station in northwest Delhi. The flash strike by advocates has affected work in courts. The agitated lawyers said the registration of the "false First Information Report" against their colleagues was to "counter" the contempt proceedings being initiated against the Keshav Puram police station SHO Vijay Vats by Motor Accident Claim Tribunal Judge Chandra Bose for hurling abuses and threatening him in the open court. "We are observing a complete strike today against high handedness of the Keshav Puram SHO. He has registered a counter case against the office bearers of Rohini Bar Association after he came to know about the contempt proceedings being initiated by the judge for being abusive to him in the open court room," said Rajiv Khosla, spokesperson of the co-ordination committee of city's all bar associations.