Angry over the dispute with lawyers at Tis Hazari Court, the policemen ended the picket after about 11 hours. After assurances from top officials, the policemen decided to end the picket. An official said that the demands of the protesting policemen have been accepted. However, they have not received the written assurance they were seeking. In fact, the dispute between the Delhi Police and the lawyers in Tis Hazari Court caught up so much that on Tuesday, Delhi Policemen demonstrated at Police Headquarters for about 11 hours. Policemen demonstrated outside the headquarters on Tuesday against the behavior of lawyers and demanded action in the matter. All the top officials including Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik repeatedly appealed to the protestors return to work, but the policemen remained adamant on their demands. For the first time in the history of Delhi Police, officers and police personnel sat on a sit-in demonstration.
Demonstration of policemen for nearly 11 hours
Hundreds of Delhi Police personnel staged an unprecedented protest against the attack on their allies at Tis Hazari and Saket courts on Saturday and Monday from around 9 am on Tuesday. This protest took a new turn when the Haryana Police Association also extended its support to the agitating Delhi Policemen.
Tuesday’s unexpected demonstration of policemen was due to two attacks on their colleagues. A policeman was beaten up outside the Saket district court on Monday. On Saturday, there was a fierce clash between the two sides following a parking dispute between a policeman on duty and a lawyer in which at least 20 security personnel and several lawyers were injured.