Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Directions for Police

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  • A petition is filed in Delhi High Court concerned to take requisite measures to ensure the safety of District Courts of Delhi.
  • Petition was filed by lawyer Deepa Joseph through lawyers Robin Raju and Blessan Mathews.
  • Security intensified at the court.

New Delhi: In wake of firing incident in Rohini Court, a plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking directions on Delhi Police and Bar Council of Delhi for taking measures to ensure safety and security of Delhi District Courts.

Moved by Advocate Deepa Joseph through lawyers Robin Raju and Blessan Mathews, the plea raises concern over the shocking incident of firing while highlighting that Advocates who are practicing in district courts on a daily basis are unsafe. 

“Article 21 preserves the right to life and Article 19(1) (g) that grants the right to practice profession gets violated in a tense and unsafe atmosphere,” the plea reads. In view of this, the petitioner suggests that strict direction may be given to Delhi Police to check the ID Cards of each and every lawyer who enters the court premises.

 Gangster Jitendra Gogi was shot dead in a broad daylight shootout that took place in Rohini court.  Witnesses told the media that the judge and the court-staff were present while the horrific incident took place. Visuals of litigants and lawyers fleeing for shelter amidst the shootout  flooded the media houses.

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