Lawyers strike work in all six district courts
Judicial work in six district courts in Delhi was affected on Tuesday as lawyers observed a day-long strike to protest against alleged attack on two colleagues by police personnel.delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2013 00:01 IST
Judicial work in six district courts in Delhi was affected on Tuesday as lawyers observed a day-long strike to protest against alleged attack on two colleagues by police personnel.
The proceedings in several important cases, including 2G spectrum allocation scam in which the court was to hear CBI’s plea seeking to make Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as witnesses and Batla House encounter, were among the trials affected due to the strike.
Only proxy counsel appeared in urgent matters to seek a further date.
The lawyers abstained from work for the day in all six district courts — Saket, Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Rohini, Karkardooma and Dwarka.
Arun Rathi, vice-president of Saket Bar Association, said their strike was “successful” and they had gone to meet Saket Court’s District Judge who assured them that a proper inquiry would be conducted in the matter.
“The district judge has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to give a reply in the matter within two days,” he said.The lawyers were protesting against the alleged attack by police personnel on two advocates on the intervening night of July 6-7 and “misbehaviour” by the SHO and subsequently registration of a “false” case against them (lawyers). The strike was supported by other bar associations also to “show solidarity”.