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Bar leaders complain of lax security

delhi Updated: May 26, 2011 00:39 IST
Harish V Nair
Harish V Nair
Hindustan Times
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Those behind the blast outside Delhi High Court seem to have carefully selected the day of the blast. The court witnesses the largest crowds on Wednesdays — the only weekday reserved for hearing public interest litigations.

Initially, the lunchtime crowd milling around the food kiosks near gate number 7 of Delhi High Court had no clue that the deafening sound they heard was a bomb blast.

Only when four fire engines and a number of police vehicles rushed in and the police cordoned off the area, did they realise that a bomb had gone off.

Soon, lawyers and litigants panicked as rumours of more bombs inside the car spread. Absolute confusion prevailed with curious onlookers and mediapersons running towards the car by breaking barricades.

DK Sharma, Delhi High Court (HC) Bar Association Secretary said, “It is scary. This can happen inside the court complex too.” Rakesh Tikkoo, another senior member of the HC Bar said, “Files go inside the court building in big cloth bundles unchecked. That too is a safety risk which the security staff must address.”