Two IPS officers have been transferred on the Delhi High Court’s direction in the aftermath of the Tis Hazari Court complex clashes, The court had issued the directions to the Delhi Police commissioner to transfer the officers.
The clash between lawyers and police left at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers injured on Saturday.
Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) North Sanjay Singh has been transferred to the licensing and transport department and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harender Kumar Singh has been appointed DCP, Railways, they said.
The Delhi High Court on Sunday took cognisance of media reports on the incident.
The court had directed the commissioner to transfer Sanjay Singh and Harender Kumar Singh during the pendency of the inquiry and made it clear that no coercive action would be taken against any lawyer.
Dinesh Kumar Gupta, who was holding the charge of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways), will take charge as the additional DCP (North).
MEANWHILE 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.
In the 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 move 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. 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.